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- May 7, 2018
I would like to see this bench progress! Thanks for posting!I started working on a lathe bench this weekend. I have a SB model A that has been sitting on a skid since I got it a long time ago. I bought it thinking it was a parts machine, but after playing around with it I found out that it's a decent lathe. It needs a bench and a tail stock. I'll find the tail stock. I decided after digging around that I had enough material to piece together a bench. I had 2 pieces of 1/4 plate, some short pieces of square tube, some angle and a pile of drawers left over from some Lyon shelving. I got a lot of it cut up and tacked together. Unfortunately my tig welder refused to work. All I get is a high frequency spark. So I rolled out the old Lincoln stick welder. The challenge is ending up with something that is halfway square and straight. That and finding the time to finish it now that I started.
I like it! Is that steel or aluminum? The knobs on the side are an excellent modification. How did you flat the shaft? Would a surface grinder be the most appropriate tool to use for this? My shaft is a precision ground SS rod.Last week "rwn" put up a fusion picture he made showing a set of trammel points. (I believe that is what they are called)
It looked like such a good idea I just had to make a set myself. I put a flat along one side of the rod so the points would remain in the same plane with each other. I also put the locking knobs on the side so you can tap the top of the point to make a mark on your work piece.
Why didn't I think of this years ago?
For the most part I made a big mess in the basement. I got rid of a work bench that was only really a horizontal surface to collect stuff. and replaced it with an 8 drawer rolling tool cabinet. of course the bench and the new location for the roller were at the diagonal opposite corner of the basement from the door, so all kinds of stuff had to get moved around to get everything where it needed to be.
It is made from mystery steel including the knobs that are threaded 1/4" X 28.I like it! Is that steel or aluminum? The knobs on the side are an excellent modification. How did you flat the shaft? Would a surface grinder be the most appropriate tool to use for this? My shaft is a precision ground SS rod.