Compact Lathe Station
Give your midi-lathe a home with rock-solid support and plenty of storage space.
A midi-lathe is the perfect balance of affordability and capability. But unlike their larger cousins, midi-lathes often lack the mass to dampen troubling vibration. These vibrations can translate into a rough finish on the workpiece. The lathe stand you see here is made from dense MDF. It adds a lot of mass to absorb vibration. Levelers ensure that the stand stays flat on the floor and doesn’t wobble while you’re turning. But the best part is, you can add even more mass by removing the center panel and stacking concrete paver blocks inside. This added weight means you’ll get better results with your turning project. The lathe stand also has plenty of storage space for accessories and turning blanks. And if you have an extension for the lathe, there’s a matching stand for that, too. All in all, it’s a simple build that has big benefits for your turning projects.
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What You Get:
- 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 19 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Show-test techniques insure your success
- Cutting diagram, materials list, and retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.