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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

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