How do you guys feel about old metal desks as benches?
How fortunate you are to have purchased a machine that came with a metal bench and a coolant return tray. To each their own, but I would speculate that a vast number of
9" SB lathes are currently sitting on a wood frame of some sort right now. Even SB sold wooden benches for the 9". Funny, I never heard of the "queen" model of lathes.
If you are referring to lathes whose owners have invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars on tooling, and who choose to keep their machines clean and well-maintained,
then perhaps you are knocking a lot of owners. Matter of fact, your rig doesn't seem to be used much at all either.,,,another bench queen?
Wasn't "knocking" anyone..
Well here is the base all painted. I used up most of my scrap metal. Figured why not? This may be overkill for a 9" lathe but I wanted to make a bench worth while. Has plenty of weight. A shelf will go on the bottom and a heavy little cabinet I got free will go under it. I also got some of that expensive plywood. Ill laminate with glue and screws, three pieces to make a 2 1/4 inch top. Itll get a thick coat on it too like a bar top once trim is on.
I think I'll add a back splash. Thoughts?