Lathe Stand with extension

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Project by Aristocraft posted 09-06-2012 05:57 PM 3578 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This lathe stand is built using Melanie and trimmed in cedar. The stand has a removal extension, bookcases in all the ends and the center of the main stand houses several pavers for weight.

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 07:17 PM

Very nice stand. If I was working on the lathe, I’d probably have a spindle break while turning and hurl itself through that window. Might think about a backer board if that’s the permanent location. Very nicely built, and long enough to turn a pool cue!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 09:03 PM

I know exactely what you mean, after setting up the lathe stand, enjoying the view it hit me….. if the wood comes off it hits me or through the window!!! I felt stupid until as any good redneck engieneer would do, came up with a plan. really though, I did think of that and have 4 bolts installed around window to hang plywood on if and when i turn something extreamly long. plus i have stablizers for long stock. The window was the best place due to space and plus it’s cool to see the deer and turkeys come by….. i know, im not supposed to watch wildlife while turning….
But thanks for the comment….

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 11:06 PM

Nice Stand! I’m hoping to build one for my lathe. About how much does your lathe weigh now with the new stand?

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 01:07 PM

Not sure about the weight, it’s heavy! Keep in mind the center of the main stand has several pavers inside – I think they were 8” X 16”, about 8 of them. This is to give it weight and keep vibrations down. The center panel has 4 screws holding it on so if you need to move it, you can remove the pavers. The extension section comes off by removing two star nuts. You can make it out of any stock that is 3/4” thick, I choose Melanie just because all the work tops, top around table saw is from Melanie.

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 02:56 PM

Beautiful work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 12:10 AM

nice job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 09-10-2012 03:09 PM

Nice stand.

I’m getting ready to put my lathe in front of a window also. Rather than the plywood you could get a piece of lexan, which is unbreakable. That’s what I’m planning on doing – I don’t want to lose the view and natural light.

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