12-13-2009 06:02 PM
I'm looking for an article I seen in a magazine on making an Outboard Lathe Turning Stand. It was made from piping and other pieces.
Does anyone know of this article, or know in which magazine it was in.
Thanks in advance.
12-13-2009 06:30 PM
Don't waste your time. I built one out of pipe a truck wheel and some heavy steel. It still isn't heavy enough. It has to be really really heavy to work. The work wants to pull the gouge into it and if the stand isn't really solid it tend to either bounce the tool or simply pulls the tool in until you get a catch.
I've used the Powermatic free standing tool rest and it does work. It probably weights 80 to 100lbs. The best system I've seen is the one that Vicmarc sells that attaches to the lathe. It sits on the floor and is attached to the lathe with a sort of elbow type system. I used something similar that a friend built for his lathe it works a lot better than the free standing ones.
Here is a link to the Vicmarc site. Go dosn to the bottom to see the attached tool rest.
12-14-2009 11:32 AM
I seem to remember that some one sent in a tip for adding a floor standing tool rest to a Jet or powermatic lathe. It was in American Woodturner. I'm not at home so I can't look it up. It might be on this site. I won't have time to search it out until tonight. Maybe you can find it. http://mustardmonster.weebly.com/