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tunnel
29th Mar 2006, 06:30 PM
hi
I have just join cause I'm fusrated with my dad who still hasn't cut the leg down on my lathe bench and am sick of standing on a box so I decided to make my own can any one offer me some advice. I have durden 500 wood lathe should I bolt screw or nail it and how thick should the wood be or should I use steel
:confused:

ozwinner
29th Mar 2006, 06:34 PM
Hi, and welcome.

Talk to "ss_11000", he is your age, he may have some hints.

Al :)

ss_11000
29th Mar 2006, 06:36 PM
Hi, and welcome.

Talk to "ss_11000", he is your age, he may have some hints.

Al :)

thanx al...

tunnel
29th Mar 2006, 06:48 PM
hi I am trying to make a new bench for my lathe or cut the legs of the old bench

ss_11000
29th Mar 2006, 07:22 PM
hi I am tring to make a new bench for my lathe or cut the legs of the old bench

can you take the bench apart and run the legs thru a table saw or something to shorten them.

another alternative is to turn four legs and use the old bench top or make a new top?

ps its good to see another young(er) person on here:)

Jim Carroll
30th Mar 2006, 07:37 AM
Tunnel as the father of 2 teenage boys do not cut the lathe bench down to suit your height now because in 6 months time it will be too short.

You are at the begining of growth spurts and every 6 months your parents will be buying you new school pants because you have outgrown the last pair.

Make a more suitable platform to stand on that will give you room to move on.

soundman
30th Mar 2006, 01:07 PM
see if you can grab hold of a palet from somewhere.
Cut it down, fill in the gaps.
Helo uncle bob!

of have you considerd platform shoes:D

cheers

tunnel
31st Mar 2006, 04:50 PM
thanks for the advice guys its been great. Oh soundman I don't know about platforms shoes but I make a pair of stilts