Thu, Sep 11, 2003, 2:29am email@example.com (Silvan) says:
Could work if I replaced my work bench with it maybe.
I wouldn't recomment that.
Here's a crappy ASCII drawing <snip>
There's about 1' of dead space <snip>
Close, but the footprint of the lathe stand (shop-made) is a bit
more than one foot I would say, didn't measure it.
The router table can be used where it stands for small stuff, <snip>
Hmm, mine is mounted on the senond shelf down, right where I can
sit on a chair and use it. I've had no problem putting thru things up
to about 4'. 'Course I don't use a fence, and use a flush trim pattern
bit, with would probably make that possible.
The Shop Vac <snip>
Shop Vac? Shop Vac? Something like a broom with a power cord, is
There just ain't room for any kind of lathe unless it sits on my
workbench, but even then I have the problem of figuring out where to put
the thing when I need to use the workbench for something. <snip>
I have seen something somewhere, about a lathe that goes down into
a bench, sorta like a sewmachine table does. Shop-made, not commercial.
Seems I also saw one that swings down from the ceiling too. And, of
course, can't remember where I saw either. Probably google could help.
Methinks I really should build a bigger shop <snip>
Tell me about it.
(I could do the vertilathe thing, <snip>
Personally, I don't see it. You can always make a small lathe, and
clamp it down when you want to use it. I have posted plans for at least
a couple of small lathes. One of them has each end separate, so you can
put them close or far apart. Not indusrial strength, but good for small
projects. And, of course, a bowl lathe wouldn't be difficult to make,
and takes up a lot less space than a regular lathe. But, if you make
your own, you can make it any size you want.
I have my lathe shoved against a shelf, and have to pull it out
when I use it. But, with my table top thing, that makes up for the room
it takes, so nothing is actually lost. I don't use it a lot, but
definitely wouldn't want to have to give it up. A lathe is loads of
fun, whether you actually make something, or just put a chunk of wood
in, and just start turning.
You might want to check with the guys over in
news:rec.crafts.woodturning too. In fact, one of them had this in a
post. Just what you need.
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