Sometimes your family just gets you, and for the holidays they surprise you with the most epic gift in the world. This year, it was a lathe! Yes… I realize it’s April. But, I just recently got around to building a stand for this sucker and now I’m obsessed. Like most of my shop updates, I had to take space into consideration… so, I made this guy a mobile stand! Now I can move it around the shop when it’s not in use (score)… but let’s be real, my lathe is always in use now.
Ever since building this stand I’ve been stuck in the wood turning rabbit hole that everyone has been telling me about… I’m also not so sure I want to come out… and now that I have my new lathe set up, I’m definitely going to go into woodturning hibernation for a while. #sorrynotsorry
I’ve already made a bottle stopper, coffee scooper, and small bowl… there’s no stopping me now!
Not only do I get to show this puppy off now, thanks to my friends at DAP Products Inc., I’m giving away the plans for free!
As always , here is a list to some of the items I used for this project that I could NOT have done this without.
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Now, a quick note: I built this guy to match my specs (aka: it’s probably too short for you), so here’s a quick tip to help you figure out how tall your stand should be:
Hold up your arm and pretend you’re turning.
Keep your arm where it is and measure from your hand to the floor.
Now measure your lathe from the bottom to the middle of the chuck.
Subtract that number from the overall height number — that’s how high your stand should be!
Also, if you add casters, make sure to subtract the height of the casters from the number you just got.
Ready to get started?
What do you guys think? Would anyone be interested in seeing some wood turning tutorials now that this puppy is up and running? If so, let me know! Can’t wait to keep sharing my fun new projects!
Hope you will all continue to share your awesome projects with me by tagging them on social media to #diyhuntress or #diyhunted! Love seeing what you’re all working on!