Turning Archive 2006

Jet Mini Home built stand/bench

Mike D, Fairport, NY
>I ordered the Jet Mini VS version from Amazon yesterday. They had them on sale for 339. After the 10% discount and the discount for signing up for their credit card (which I will cancel after paying off next month) it came to $275. (free shipping.) Not a bad value I think.

I would like to build a stand for it and my Tormek. Does anyone have any examples of home build mini lathe stands/bench?

Should I design into the stand some vibration dampening or is that not such a concern with the mini? Planning on using the space below the lathe and grinder as cabinet/drawer space to house tuning supplies.

Would a slab of bowling alley be a good bench top for this?

Any words of advise would be appreciated.

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