I had purchased a mini-lathe bed extension over a year ago, with the best of intentions to build an originally designed, all wood stand beneath it with storage. I had it fully scale-drawn on paper, but but but, getting it done was another thing entirely. Then I happened across this rather unique metal stand from Penn State Industries, with many buyer reviews saying it was rock steady once assembled. The directions were crap, they said, just go by the drawings and it wasn’t hard. When I received it, I noticed the company had sent only the exploded drawings, so the directions must have been exceptionally bad.
It assembled easily in one afternoon, with padded adjustable feet, and is indeed rock solid. I’m really pleased. Still have to add on a lower shelf, and later will add a shallow drawer box under the top to hold much needed storage. Now I can do work up to 40" long, and I feel like I have a brand new toy.
Might As Well Dance : http://barbsid.blogspot.com/
- Part 1: Mini Lathe Stand
- Part 2: The Workshop