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    I thought I'd get two pieces of 1"x24" square plate for the lathe to bolt up to or sit on...yeah. I knew it would be expensive, but holy Benjamins Batman: $450.00 for two pre-cut pieces at 160 pounds each. I could cut them, I have an oxy-acetylene kit, but dang. I will wait for the exact dimensions from the PM tech guys if it is going to cost that much. Gotta get'em, but at this price, I don't want to pay for trimmed metal.
    Oh, this doesn't include shipping at $1.45 per pound.

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    A granite block/slab would make an ideal foundation for a lathe.

    It would need to be thick enough to twist the bed straight and not crack over time. If it would make the lathe too high, cut a hole in the floor and let some of the slab hang below. Insulate it below the floor if needed. It doesn't need anything like a surface-plate finish.

    This could be better than lathes anchored to concrete.


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