Bench for lathe...

I am going to make a bench for a lathe in my garage.
It would be easiest and sturdiest to attach some 2x4s to the garage framing; won't move around for anything that way. I could even run braces to the framing also, and have no legs to get in the way of cleaning up. The downside is that it can't be moved. I can't see any reason I would ever want to move a lathe. What do you think?
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Well, I frequently change my mind about where I want tools.
If it's a big lathe, ya might shake the paint off the wall when you put on a big bowl blank.
I'd try it, but mount it with bolts, so if you learn something about how you SHOULD have mounted it later, you can change it easily.
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Mon, Jun 4, 2007, 12:51am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@Yahoo.com (Toller) doth announce: I am going to make a bench for a lathe in my garage.<snip> What do you think?
I think I made my lathe stand out of 3/4" plywood, and the only thing it's fastened to is the lathe. It's patterened vaguely after after te factory metal stand, which would have cost $45, plus shipping. I've got arund $15 in the stand. It's very sturdy, and no vibraton, except some when starting up with a rough piece mound, until I round it down. I move it out when I use it, and back when I finish. No tendency to walk at all. If I were going to make another, I make one similar - not identical, because I don't remember how made the first one, and probably couldn't duplicate it if I had to.
You can bolt it to te wall if you wat, but sooner or later you'l want to move it. I shifted my bndsaw awhile back, it stood on a glued in, bolted in, base. So I unbolted it, cut it, shifted it, reglued it, rebolted it, and viola, done, no prob. .
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