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Old 12-01-2013, 06:44 AM
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About a year ago my daughter wanted to take the pen turning class at Woodcraft, and wanted me to go with her. We had a good time and ever since my favorite sales guy at Woodcraft has been working on me to buy a lathe... Well a few weeks ago I walked into a local version of Home Depot to find a Jet 12-21 lathe for 25% off, well one thing leads to another...

The lathe was a good price but the stand was way over priced, so I built one. Looking on Craigs list for a used glue lam for a top I found a lady who was selling her late husbands wood stash. Thick Maple slabs for 4.00 BF and thick slabs of Myrtle for 5.00 BF. I stocked up and this stand for my new lathe is the first project.

I used the 8/4 and 12/4 maple from the stack I bought and left over Purple heart from my bookcase project. The design I copied and modified from a posting I saw on Lumberjocks forum.

Construction is glue and 2X Miller PH dowels. Target Coatings 9300 Polycarbonate Urethane, semi gloss.

I now have it curing in my living room being the garage is so cold. My wife says it will be a waste to mount the lathe on it!

A new skill set to learn.

Mark
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:10 PM
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That's a beauty, Mark. I guess you'll need to build another one now. Just don't make it so pretty!
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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Beautiful, Mark!!! If you mount the lathe and start turning in the living room, your wife might want it back in the garage.

She might want you to make a new coffee table with the rest of the wood...
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My wife says it will be a waste to mount the lathe on it!
Your wife is 100% correct.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:08 PM
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That is really gorgeous. A lathe is on my short list. I would be interested in seeing some of your turning projects (hint hint)
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Very nicely done!
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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That ought to work for a mini! Craft Supply is going to be your new best friend if you get into turning much. I used to think Dale Nish ought to send me Xmas cards for what I spent there the first couple years I was turning.
That is a good looking stand. I'd like to hear what you think too as you dig into things. if you want my 2cents on tools or whatever, just shout.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:51 AM
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Thanks Randy, It is nice to have someone to bounce questions off.

I have so far purchased a few turning tools from Dave at D-Way tools and I got a CBN 180 grit wheel for my Baldor grinder from him also. I also bought a Wolverine jig at Dave's suggestion.

I hope to be setup and ready to turn some things when the stand is done curing. I need to make a template to drill holes for the bolts to hold down the lathe. The books says the holes are 5/16 x18 but they sure look smaller than that!

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Thanks Randy, It is nice to have someone to bounce questions off.

I have so far purchased a few turning tools from Dave at D-Way tools and I got a CBN 180 grit wheel for my Baldor grinder from him also. I also bought a Wolverine jig at Dave's suggestion.

I hope to be setup and ready to turn some things when the stand is done curing. I need to make a template to drill holes for the bolts to hold down the lathe. The books says the holes are 5/16 x18 but they sure look smaller than that!

Mark
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:14 PM
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I finally have my Lathe stand done. Here is a photo of the lathe in it's new home.

Sorry you have to stand on your head to see it.....
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