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692[atlas_craftsman] Re: Bench for 12x36 lathe, opinions sought

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  • Marty Escarcega
    Jun 1, 1999
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      Thanks for the tips Earl!
      Marty

      > Marty,
      >
      > I own a 9" South Bend tool room lathe as well as the Atlas 6" and I did
      > the following for a bench.
      >
      > I used 3/4 " particle board (large wood chip type) and glued and mailed
      > red oak flooring to the top to make the top thicker.
      >
      > I used a set of channel type legs that you can buy from most home
      > improvement centers and bolted this to the floor first and then installed
      > the top.
      >
      > I then located the lathe on top and drilled holes where I needed to bolt
      > the lathe down. I measured the lathe first so the bolts for the lathe
      > went thru the center of the top channel so there would be metal underneath
      > and the lathe centers for the bolts would be on center of the legs.
      >
      > Check out these steel legs.
      >
      > Earl
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Marty Escarcega <escarcega@...>
      > To: atlas_craftsman@egroups.com <atlas_craftsman@egroups.com>
      > Date: Monday, May 31, 1999 9:34 PM
      > Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Bench for 12x36 lathe, opinions sought
      >
      >
      > >Please visit:
      > >
      > >http://members.home.net/escarcega/Image14.jpg
      > >
      > >Let me know what you think of this bench for mounting my Craftsman
      > >12"x36" lathe. I was thinking of replacing the top with 2 doubled up
      > >Solid Core Doors. Will this be stable enough? Its a nice bench and I
      > >already have it. Otherwise I was going to build a stand out of heavy 4"
      > >square tube
      > steel.
      > >
      > >Can I level up and get good service out of the lathe on the top I propose
      > or
      > >should I just make a steel stand. (I'll loose the bench as I don't have
      > that
      > >much room in the garage.
      > >
      > >To Ron, you put yours on an old Steel Case Desk. Has this been stable
      > >enough for you? No problems with taper or a racked bed?
      > >> >Thanks guys!

      > >Marty
      > >Keeper of the list
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