Laguna Revo 12/16 Shop-made Movable Stand

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Forum topic by woodstudio posted 11-18-2019 06:12 PM 148 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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?

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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.

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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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