Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Mobile base on lathe

echo8287
>I make some heavy duty mobile bases for all my equipment(except drill press). I am a decent welder.I know how much it weighs,alot. The bases I make are low slung(1"off floor)but I don't want it to get in the way of working on the lathe.I could make it in the form of an ( I )to catch the feet of the lathe with the ballast along the center.Does anyone have a mobile base on a 3520a? I was thinking of making one with a set of leveling casters with an intergral ballast box out of steel.The casters I have have a rating of 1400lb per 4 .Any opinions pro or con? thanks for any replys, David

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