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    Hey nick, Years later, everything is still running great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Wilson View Post
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    Hey nick, Years later, everything is still running great!
    Please read the sticky up top about appropriate machine tools for discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Please read the sticky up top about appropriate machine tools for discussion
    To be fair, he started this thread 7 years ago, when the rules were less stringent.

    Also, this thread made me realize I haven't seen Nick Mueller around... Anyone know if he's still kicking around? I liked his posts.

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    I had some "scrap" 5in x 1/4im angle. Made for a pretty sturdy rong fu stand. At 234lbs it is so rigid that it rocks back and forth if it isn't shimmed to about .020in- this is based on using old hacksaw blades to shim it with. One less or one extra blade will allow it to rock. Guess I sould pick a spot, shim and bolt it to the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Please read the sticky up top about appropriate machine tools for discussion
    Sorry about that, I had not refreshed before my last post. I will go through the stickies because I have not been here in quite awhile. I wasn't really discussing the tool intil it was brought up. I meant it to be about making a sturdy stand more than anything else. The thread really got me thinking about concrete as a good option.

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    Looks like your lathe stand is working well for you - nice and sturdy, and room for storage underneath!


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