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Lathe Turning and Stools?

by EM3D
posted 11-19-2018 05:47 PM

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#1 posted 11-19-2018 05:51 PM

May work with smaller pieces, but a lot of the consistency you get for cuts is moving with your stance/hips instead of moving your arms.

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#2 posted 11-19-2018 11:03 PM

I know it’s done. Robust-I believe-makes a lathe for people with just those kind of disabilities. That would be an expensive way to go tho. Maybe a bench the length of the lathe bed and at the proper hieght. I thought of a chair on rollers but the floor would have to be kept clean and I know that wouldn’t work in my shop. Hope you can come up with something.


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#3 posted 11-19-2018 11:10 PM

I use a stool for my metal turning lathes. Never for the wood turning ones though, as I move my whole body to control the tools most of the time.


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#4 posted 11-21-2018 05:39 PM

I use one at times, typically when I’m doing smaller or finish cuts. I find it helps a ton to relieve the low back and foot issues even if it’s only for a few minutes. I haven’t felt any issues or safety concerns. If I’m working deeper into a piece or roughing, I wouldn’t sit.

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#5 posted 11-22-2018 12:31 AM

I have considered it but haven’t had to yet however I do use a stool when I am sanding that helps a lot. I saw a video by richard Raffin where he talks about that. He said he use a stool for small bowls and spindle work

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#6 posted 11-23-2018 03:12 AM

This video may be helpful –

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 12:33 AM

the robust scout lathe is designed to be used while seated. Check it out.

-- John

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#8 posted 12-07-2018 03:16 AM

The Robust Scout lathe “STAND” (which can be used for most bench top lathe) is designed to be used while seated or standing.

-- Youngsville, LA

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#9 posted 12-07-2018 03:27 AM

My shop stool has a triangle shape seat which is comfrotable and less pressure on leg thighs.

BUT don’t use it with lathe.

-- Youngsville, LA

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