Re: Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?

Bill in OKC too

It would be interesting to test and see what difference, if any, it made in the accuracy of the lathe. 

Bill in OKC

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On Friday, December 27, 2019, 04:17:08 PM CST, Steven H via Groups.Io <stevesmachining@...> wrote:

Here is a photo of what appears to be a concrete lathe bench with an Atlas-Craftsman lathe on top. Not my lathe, just a photo I found on-line some time back. Personally I think it's overkill. But concrete is relatively inexpensive so knock yourself out should you choose to go this route. Good luck.

Steven R. Haskell

-----Original Message-----
From: ww_big_al <arknack@...>
To: SouthBendLathe <>
Sent: Fri, Dec 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?

I don’t know about a lathe table, but I do fill my grinder pedestal stands with either concrete or sand. That dampen vibrations a lot.
From: <> On Behalf Of Steven Schlegel
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 11:12 AM
Subject: [SouthBendLathe] Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?
With all of the discussions about lathe tables, I have to ask:  What is your opinion about making one out of concrete?  I have heard they are very dead (no spring) so makes turning a lot easier.  As I approach putting my 1940 SB 9” A and C lathes into operation, I am planning ahead for the tables.

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