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Old 05-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How would you elevate your lathe

I'm looking for ideas.

The lathe is a JET 1236.
(see pic here:

My idea is to use 2 4x4's on each end to support the legs. I'd then use 1 or 2 2x4's between as (a) stretcher(s) to keep things from shifting.

I've seen another idea of building a platform for the lathe to stand on, but I don't like the idea of having that "step" in front of me. It would prevent me from getting close.

I did a bit of poking around to prevent a 'frivolous" post, but it seems there is little discussion about how to accomplish the task.

Ideas? Pictures? Comments?
Manassas Park, Va.
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