I am probably putting the cart WAY ahead of the proverbial horse, but I'm trying to do some advance planning on my upcoming lathe purchase. I 'm not sure if I can place it against a wall out of the way from the rest of the stuff in the garage, and I won't be home for another couple of weeks when I can take actual measurements.
If I can't I'm going to have to be able to move it around and I'm thinking that something like a delta DJ20 jointer rolling base would do the job. I'm leaning toward building my own stand and really loading it down with sand for stability, but that is going to make moving it around difficult. Hence the rolling base idea. But then I worry that turning will be uncomfortable if I can't get close enough to the lathe and I won't be able to slip my feet underneath like I could with a lathe in a normal setup. Anyone here have
their lathes on a mobile base? Looking forward to your suggestions/comments