Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Lathe height advice needed

Rich Pearson in Mill Creek, WA
>I just bought a Jet 1236 wood lathe so I can learn to turn.

What is the proper height above the floor for the dead-centers?

It is on the factory sheet metal stand (which I will replace ) and the centers are now 40.5 inches above the floor. This seems low to me, as I would have to hunch down to see well and get a comfortable position with the chisels.

I am 6" tall and any advice is gladly welcomed.

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