Re: Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?
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You have to consider you have a small lathe. I have no problem taking 0.100 cuts or more depending on the type of material. A lot has to do with the type of cutting tool you use and how you sharpen it. I am not a fan of carbide but do use it. A 3/4 in bench top is not enough thickness to mount the lathe on.. I can understand your mounting bolts coming lose. Like i said before i have mine mounted on a 1 3/4 solid core door slab, i have no problems. If you think concrete is the solution poor a slab 2" thick, Just make sure you have re-bar in the concert you can poor it like a concrete counter top, but why all this work and expense. When you mount the lathe have the mounting bolts go all the way threw the slab
On Monday, December 30, 2019, 9:19:32 PM EST, ww_big_al <arknack@...> wrote:
I would say just try it. If it don’t work you learn and try something else. Would be the first time I wasted $25 or $50 trying something. Let us know how it works out for you. We can all learn then.
On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Dale Scroggins <scrof@...> wrote: