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· The Nut in the Cellar
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I have a 14x36 shop built lathe that weighs 120 pounds. It is mounted in a torque box that clamps to my fixed workbench when used. My small shop doesn't have the space to dedicate to a lathe since I don't turn a lot. Mine stores on end on a removable rolling cart and I lift it up onto the bench one end at a time. I tip the tailstock end over onto the workbench and then lift the head stock up and on to the bench. The workbench is bonded to the basement walls and floor and is effective for quelling vibration. The torque box has a 2 1/2" vac connection to help keep things clear while turning.
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