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Just received my G4003G lathe and have a simple stand question. I noticed that inside the doors the floor of the stand has a 1 inch gap which allows stuff to fall through. (Like small change gears..ask me how I know). Besides probing around using a magnetic pickup is there an easy way to retrieve anything that slipped through the floor?
 

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Would anything falling through the gap just land on the floor? When something rolls under my lathe cabinets I fish it out with a stick.
 

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Would anything falling through the gap just land on the floor? When something rolls under my lathe cabinets I fish it out with a stick.
Normally yes, but in the case of these stands there is no gap. Bottom of the stand is one piece solid plate with 4 3/4" holes for mounting
 

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Then the part is sitting on the solid plate bottom?
 

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Duck /gorilla tape the holes shut
 

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Then the part is sitting on the solid plate bottom?
Yes I believe the part is sitting on top of the stands bottom plate. I will most use a magnetic probe to retrieve it. Then duct tape it closed.
 

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The cabinets that came on my G4003G lathe have no way for stuff on the inside to get to the outside except through the open door.

I put my cabinets on on machine feet and adjusted each so it holds equal torque while the level indicates lathe is level.
 

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Cut a piece of plywood to fit on the shelf snug--no gaps.
Yeah I know wood on a metal lathe:)
 

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Looking at this further. It seems the stand under the headstock only has about 1/2" gap really to small for anything to fall in. however the stand at the tail end someone goofed there is almost a 2" gap, something to consider when storing tolls there. On a good note finally got the lathe leveled. I have about .00015 taper per 12".
 

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The cabinets have changed at least once over the years. I have seen some that are cast iron, and others that are welded steel.
 
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