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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well got the rikon out of mothballs. Built a mobile and sit able bench is just a tad to high but workable. Turned to pen blanks on it worked some tweaks out of it on the tool rest but worked okay. I used mostly 2x4 pine. And a three foot chunk of white oak bridge plank for the wheel and frame mounting so that it is not top heavy worked well. Here is the pic. Intend add maybe a tool station to this but one thing at a time.
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That's a nice lathe, too nice to be in mothballs
That's a really heavy duty stand too. You do like to build them solid Glenmore!

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I think I'm going to have to go with smaller wheels or none at all so I'll have to make a space for it.

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Ditto what Deb said. So now you get to create again.

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Couldn't take the height so down to the shop I go at 3:30am got it done by 4:55 hahaha couldn't do this at the old place. Well I took the legs down 8" from 18" now I can sit at in my stool or wheel chair comfortably I' have some pics of the adjustment In fact the top of the lathe is about even with the workbench top. Harry sort of put me up to that one. You can tell he is back in full force on the forum. Thank god and god bless you Harry. You help me out more then you think buddy.

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Glenmore,

That is one sturdy and nice lathe bench. It should serve you well.
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Hello Glenmore! The whole idea of a Mobile bench is to roll it where you need it, and the roll it to an unused spot, It gets small and out of your workspace area. I move my roll-a-rounds into a another room, and out of the way. Got more room. Nice lathe by the way, and a great bench!

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That looks good and sturdy, Glenmore.. and let's hear it for ergonomics. Way to go!!!

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Here you go the fixed product. Like I said lowered it 8" have my wheel chair up against it to show how I can sit close into the bench and be comfortable.
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