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Lanny Silks
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Sep 13th, 2021 at 11:05am
 
I have the HF 10x18 lathe and I was wondering what kind of stand other owners of this lathe have their machine mounted on.   Are there manufactured stands available or is it best to build your own.  If anyone has built a stand for this lathe, pictures and dimensions would be much appreciated.  Also, what is the best chuck for the HF 10x18.  I haven't turned anything but a piece of rectangular pine with a wood chisel just to give it a try until I buy some proper turning tools.  Thanks in advance for any replies Smiley
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Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 11:50am
 
How adept are you in wood working? That could determine whether to build or buy.  Me, I'd build. Then I could get the height I wanted and add drawers under to hold the supplies such as chucks, gouges, sand paper.

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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 12:20pm
 
I agree with Glenn
If you do decide to build, even though it's a small lathe, you might want to consider some room near the base for ballast.
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 2:27pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Sep 13th, 2021 at 11:50am:
How adept are you in wood working? That could determine whether to build or buy.  Me, I'd build. Then I could get the height I wanted and add drawers under to hold the supplies such as chucks, gouges, sand paper.

Glenn J.

I have built stands for my planer, jointer , drill press and sander.  They are sturdy and solid and I have had no problems with them.  I have my lathe sitting on the run out table for my table saw and the height seems to be ok. Are there any plans specifically for lathe stands that anyone knows about?  My total woodworking experience consists of building bat boxes for myself and family.   

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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 2:59pm
 
This should give  you some ideas: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 8:33am
 
Robert Fischer wrote on Sep 13th, 2021 at 2:59pm:
This should give  you some ideas: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

Thanks for the link.
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Reply #6 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 10:35am
 
Well, you have a small lathe. It can easily mount on any work bench. Depends on how much you are using it as well. 3/4 inch plywood might bounce a little bit, but a bench top made from a good piece of 2 by 12 would be pretty solid. Bolt it down. You do want to make sure it sits pretty level, which means you may want to shim one or more of the feet before you bolt it down.

That ultimate lathe stand is pretty fancy...

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Reply #7 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 4:05pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Sep 14th, 2021 at 10:35am:
That ultimate lathe stand is pretty fancy...

Of course!  It's the ultimate!  Thumbs Up
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Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2021 at 10:33am
 
robo_hippy wrote on Sep 14th, 2021 at 10:35am:
Bolt it down

+1
Even a mini lathe will want to dance if you let it.
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