Laguna Revo 12/16 Shop-made Movable Stand

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11-18-2019 06:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe stand laguna 1216 revo

I just got the Laguna REVO 12/16 lathe. I decided to make my own movable stand to save some money. This stand was about $85 including the casters. The lathe is secured to the top with screws from underneath. I figured this post might help someone else design their stand.

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 01:37 PM

Looks good! how much does the stand weigh. I think the laguna stand weighs 88lbs. I have a cabinet in wheels that houses two pancake compressors and pneumatic nailers waiting for the laguna…hope to buy the 1216 in January.

Will you install a debris shield/roof over the tray to keep shavings out?

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#2 posted 11-19-2019 02:18 PM

I didn’t weigh it before mounting the lathe. My guess is about 60 lbs. The stand is about the same dimensions as the one from Laguna. If I find the stand isn’t stable enough I was going to place a tube of sand (60 lb) in the tray. For now the tray will hold accessories. I didn’t think of including a debris shield (I’ll keep it in mind). Being that the stand is wood I can easily add shop made tool holders and adjust other features as I go.

One thing I wanted to make sure of is that the front and headstock end of the lathe were accessible for turning, with my feet having a place on the floor without being uncomfortably. (I’m mostly a bowl turner.)

I have to watch myself that I don’t spend too much time on the stand itself and neglect actually using the lathe!

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#3 posted 11-19-2019 02:26 PM

Awesome job on that stand! And those casters look pretty slick. What’s the deal with them? Where’d they come from?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 11-19-2019 02:29 PM

Nice. Speaking of weight, it might be a little top heavy. I think that I would add some weight down low make it a little more stable when turning an out of balance bowl blank. You could just put some bricks or sand in the shelf or perhaps add another shelf below it for the ballast.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 11-19-2019 02:34 PM

The casters are Bora Portamate PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base Kit. They are designed to use a sheet of 3/4 plywood, but I used them as shown. I got them at Amazon. They support up to 400 lbs. Only the wheels with the orange levers swivel. The other two wheels are fixed (gives me more foot clearance at the end of the headstock).

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#6 posted 09-09-2021 05:16 PM

So it’s been a few years, how is the stand working for you? Any changes you have already made, or anything you wish you started with differently? Thanks!

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#7 posted 09-09-2021 05:25 PM

Sturdy looking lath stand, on rollers to boot. Handy.

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#8 posted 09-09-2021 06:16 PM

Looks good. I use the factory stand on my 1216, but I like your version too.
It’s a great lathe.

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#9 posted 09-16-2021 11:51 PM

The stand works as expected. I beefed it up and replaced the long side boards with 2×10’s and added sand bags. I’m at the maximum weight point. I agree the Laguna lathe is at nice price point/feature offering.

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#10 posted 09-26-2021 02:18 PM

Woodstudio, thanks for posting the pics and plans of your lathe stand. I’m in the process of designing a stand for my new lathe (Rikon 70-2200VSR) and needed a way to secure the mobility kit to the trestle base. So, I’ll be plagiarizing most of your good work. Please clarify your most recent post on replacing the “long side boards with 2×10’s.” Thanks again for sharing.

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#11 posted 09-26-2021 08:55 PM

Fits 2 tubes of sand.

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#12 posted 09-27-2021 05:29 PM

Woodstudio, thanks for taking the time to post a pic of your modification. Good solution for making the stand more sturdy. I’m curious to know if you find that the legs get in the way while turning. I have the same mobility kit on order and was concerned about the protruding blocks of wood that are placed on the inside of legs to fill up the bracket on the casters.

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#13 posted 09-27-2021 05:40 PM

I have not experienced any difficulties positioning my feet.

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#14 posted 09-27-2021 11:42 PM

Have you done any outboard turning and was it worth buying the accessory kit?

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