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tslbogger
04-03-2007, 12:05 AM
I'm making a new stand for my Dashin 1024 lathe. The leg would be HSS 2x2x0.25 Now for the feet i will use 1 inch nut turn down to fit in the leg and 1 inch bolt weld on 3 inchs diameter 0.375 inch thick plate.

How this sound?

torker
04-03-2007, 12:24 AM
I did the same thing for my mill/drill. But I filled the legs with sand and screwed(used woodscrews) hockey pucks to the plates.
Russ

CCWKen
04-03-2007, 12:30 AM
That should work except it might be hard to turn the bolts to adjust the legs. I did the same but used 2" sched-80 well pipe for the legs. I turned a step on the head of the bolts that fit into a hole in the floor plates. Instead of the plate welded to the bolt, the bolt turns on/in the plate. The depth of the step is just shy of the thickness of the plate. IIRC, I drilled 1/2" holes in the plates for the "top-hat" bolts.

This is the only pic I have at the moment that shows the leg bottom. If you need a closer pic, I can take one tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/CCWKen/Tools/Craftsman%20Lathe/LatheBench-2.jpg

torker
04-03-2007, 12:35 AM
Good idea Ken. I had to jack up the stand to turn the feet when I first needed to adjust them.

Forrest Addy
04-03-2007, 01:01 AM
Welding will distort the nuts and shrink them a trifle. Run a tap in post-weld to clean up the thread so the bolt runs freely.

The raised lettering on hex jacking bolts heads will cause the lathe to scoot as you adjust them. Turn a 1 degree crown on them leaving a 1/4" dia spot. To lock the leg, use a jam nut.

Grease the threads so rust won't immobilize them.

I suggest using a UNF bolt and nut for leg adjusters. Sometimes coarse threads are a little quick.

Mike W
04-03-2007, 01:19 AM
A UNF is a good idea. I like to have a nut to lock the jacking screw down once you adjust it. I put this on my Clausing to get more height. The 5/8 threaded rod takes the weight off the castors, 4 at the headstock and 2 at the tailstock. I can level the stand and there are also leveling screws between the stand and the bed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tek798/Lathe/Castors.jpg

slowtwitch
04-03-2007, 06:31 AM
Sounds like a good idea. Here's how I did mine. Adjustments are really easy.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f109/slowtwitch/IMG_4420.jpg

pete

tslbogger
04-03-2007, 08:42 AM
Thank you all for the fast reply.

Forrest i keep your UNF advice.

CCWKen i like your "top-hat" bolts ideas.

Pictures will follow soon

wirewrkr
04-03-2007, 09:43 AM
As usual you guys are a reference of excellent ideas. I have been putting off building a proper stand/table for my 10x42 Atlas because I couldn't quite come up with the time to sit down and engineer a decent one. didn't know what all the features I would want. Now I do! Everything I see here!
I like the adjustable feet, LOve the immobilized caster idea as well. HAs anyone used those rubberized adjustable puck feet thingies? I bought as set a while back and have not used them yet, after looking at them I came to the conclusion that solid mounting would be better for absorbing vibration.
CCWken, what year is that Craftsman/Atlas?
Robert in SantaCruz.
My other car is a motorcycle

CCWKen
04-03-2007, 02:59 PM
CCWken, what year is that Craftsman/Atlas?

It's a late 1939-41 Deluxe. I bought if from and estate auction of the original owner. It was mounted to a concrete "picnic table" looking bench when I bought it. Under pounds of dirt and oil, I found a date inscribed in the bench. Sep 7, 41. This corresponds closely with the date the Lamp Shop owner started his business--January, 1940.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/CCWKen/Tools/Craftsman%20Lathe/LatheBench-1.jpg

TECHSHOP
04-03-2007, 09:13 PM
Mike W:

Would you by chance, have any more info on that "stand"?

I have a 12" jointer, (about 1/2 ton) that I want "mobile, yet rock solid". I don't move this machine often, but often enough. Like a lathe, it is "top heavy", and I need plenty of "working room" to use the thing, or it gets ugly fast.

CCWKen:

Saw the pics on your lathe stand, earlier in a different thread. That is a real nice stand, just didn't get a chance to say so the first time.

Mike W
04-04-2007, 01:15 AM
TECHSHOP, I have the rectangular tubing on both sides of the headstock end of the lathe and one piece at the tailstock end. The original lathe stand was strong enough so I just bolted the tubing on. I once made a stand out of angle iron for a large verticle bandsaw with 6 castors on it.

Too_Many_Tools
04-04-2007, 11:43 PM
TECHSHOP, I have the rectangular tubing on both sides of the headstock end of the lathe and one piece at the tailstock end. The original lathe stand was strong enough so I just bolted the tubing on. I once made a stand out of angle iron for a large verticle bandsaw with 6 castors on it.

Got pictures? :<)

TMT

Too_Many_Tools
04-04-2007, 11:47 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Here's how I did mine. Adjustments are really easy.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f109/slowtwitch/IMG_4420.jpg

pete

Nice job...what are the feet made from?

TMT