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Thread: I've raised my turning level to new heights!

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    I've raised my turning level to new heights!

    Well, not technically or artistically, yet....but I did physically!

    My new mini stand. Arrived in perfect shape, went together fast and is sweet. Sure beats sitting on a sheet of melamine that was clamped to a Craftsman stand...



    Anyone else have a similar setup?

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    Looks good Greg, but I fear it is a bit top heavy........?

    I wonder if you could put a shelf on the middle and back side, and lay some bags of sand on there?

    Cheers!
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    I dunno Stu, a lot of folks get by pretty well with that stand and lathe combo. I think the wide stance makes up for some of the lack of mass.

    Greg, my only observation is that lathe is way too clean. Congrats on the new heights, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I dunno Stu, a lot of folks get by pretty well with that stand and lathe combo. I think the wide stance makes up for some of the lack of mass.

    Greg, my only observation is that lathe is way too clean. Congrats on the new heights, though.
    I've used that set-up only once, about an hour, for a pen demo. It stayed very steady, seemed OK.

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    I think it will be OK, as I don't turn large blanks with it. I do plan on building a shelf/cabinet for the middle support area. I've seen a few in the past.

    I did vacume/blow chips off before I installed it on the stand.... Wife is coming up with some more kitchen projects, some turned ones.

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