My lathe bench has undergone modification.
To be clear this is a steel bench i have schlepped from pilar to post and across the oceans. It has history that goes way back with me. So parting with this piece of steel is not on the cards.
Anyhow I have cut about 1/3 of it off its width and merely forced to sides together and used 16 bolts to tie to halves together. Yeah not the neatest job the quickest job at this stage of the year given temps and power availability. Worked out fine.
Next i used some of the useless for anything else Pine that i lugged from SA as blocks underneath to mount some good LV blue poly casters with brakes.
So net result is lathe bench is now narrower and mobile.
Now the result has increased the surface height and before i get to re mount the now rusted lathe bed and get the whole thing back in shape, i wanted to check on what the correct height to work at is and sort that out at the same time.
I realise this is a little like "How long is a piece of string" but can anyone give me pointers onwhere to start for suitable height and i can then check on comfort and take it from there. I know how i had it previously was way too low for me. But my casters and double mounting blocks have raised it quiet a bit. Before i mount the lathe bed i would like to either lower again or make provisions for a nice mounting block for the lathe.
I am actually hoping that i can add a decent mounting block to the lathe and still be at correct height.
Thanks for help and suggestions.