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Posted on Questions about where to put my new Nova 1624 lathe

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#1 posted 09-24-2017 05:15 PM

I don’t use a lathe, but I’m an enabler for my wife. She has the same lathe and I would suggest you try it on the floor using the legs first to see how much area you need for your various stances. My wife would need at least a 4’x5’ platform. Making larger bowls requires large sweeping motions for the insides and spindle work would require moving pretty far down the lathe.

On the legs the lathe would bounce around a bit. Mostly with rough blanks until cut round. We built a large base from a magazine that has triple layers of 3/4 plywood, with 160lbs of sand in the base.

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