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#1 posted 11-22-2019 06:35 PM

Hey Jerry, think OP talking about outboard turning stand which sells for $500 to $540, versus bed extension selling for $425+change most places.

You definitely right bout that longer thingy!

- Wildwood

I made my own outboard turning stand using a small tire filed with cement, a 1 1/2” pipe with reducer fittings to bring it down to a smaller pipe at the top that accepted the stem of the tool rest. Drilled and threaded a couple of holes in the pipe to use a 1/4X20 star head bolt to lock the tool rest in position. Tire was free, a bag of premix cement, some pipe and fittings; don’t recall the cost but it was probably less than $50. I have used this same combination to make a movable stand for my grinder, using a flange to mount a board on top to hold the grinder.

-- Les B, Oregon

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