Re: Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?

Harry Ruble

So I have finally started building a new bench for my 9a. The base is a 2" tube steel platform that will become the foundation for the 4" thick concrete top. Here are the steps I have so far. Step 1. Start a concrete countertop hobby/part time business. While this step is optional (and somewhat ...
This is a link from pm that I believe shows some finish results latter in the thread. Very heavy bench that did seem to help.


From: <> on behalf of Nick Jonkman <njonkman@...>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 6:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Southbend 9" lathe table in CONCRETE?
Here is the stand I built for my 9A. It is of 2" square tubing with some
angle supporting the tool box.It has 5 legs, 4 around the tool box and
one at the tail stock end. I suppose it probably about 50 pounds and the
box probably adds about 100 pounds. I have a nut welded in the bottom of
each leg wit a 1/2" bolt in them so adjust the legs so they all touch
the floor. the plate at the top and the small piece under the tail stock
are 1/4" thick, The tray plate and back are 1/8". I have no issue with
chatter.  The weight of the tool box probably dampens it. I love it. I
first built it for a 6" Atlas which I sold and then adapted it for my
SB. It worked out fine but I don't have as much space left of the head
stock now. Nick

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