Re: Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?

mike allen

        it would definitely help with some of the rigidity issues with these smaller lathes . & it would keep yer beer a bit colder


On 12/27/2019 3:10 PM, Bill in OKC too via Groups.Io wrote:
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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