I am real short on room in my workshop, and a lathe makes a horrible mess.
I thought maybe I could kill two birds with one stone by leaving my lathe
outside in a shed I am going to build one of these days. (upstate NY) I
could just wheel it out of the shed and use it outside when the weather
I left a radial arm saw (or what was left of it after I returned the head to
Emerson) in a dirt floored barn for a year and it rusted up pretty bad.
Obviously I couldn't leave the lathe in that barn; it would be scrap iron in
no time. But my shed will be built on a deck a couple feet off the ground,
so I figure the humidity should not be as bad a problem as in the barn.
Is storing the lathe in a well ventilated shed likely to trash it? It won't
be that much different than a garage, but I have never kept a tool there...