I haven't posted in a while due to health issues but I have been feeling better this year. My first project was building myself a new lathe stand. My old stand was about 3" to tall for comfort. This one is right at the correct height and helps a lot. The ends of this stand are 4 layers of MDF glued and screwed together and cut to shape. I used 2×6's for the connecting runners. Two on the bottom and 2 double rows of 2×6's for the lathe to bolt to. The 2×6's are mortised into 3 layers of the end pieces so it's pretty strong construction. I left space for the chips to fall through. A piece of 3/4" plywood glued and screwed on the bottom of the two bottom runners give me either storage or a place for sandbags if needed. So far the weight of the stand has been enough. I don't know how much it weighs but those 2 ends are pretty darn heavy. Spray painted it with hammered steel colored paint. It was the closest color I could get to the color of the Nova lathe. Added my vacuum chuck system and a dust collection set up. Bought some lifting castors from Rockler to make it mobile if needed. It all works great for me now.