6 thoughts on “The lathe is here!!”

  1. Do be careful…and keep an eye on your hands and feet. Perhaps you can bring the lathe inside in pieces. I read more than once of people doing that when they have limited person power available. Smile.

    1. Thanks. 🙂 We made it in safe and sound. No injuries at all – not even a sore back. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as we were expecting. That PVC pipe made all the difference in the world. 🙂

  2. It looks fantastic. Then tell us that such works. Surely you’re going to take advantage. Congratulations.

    1. Thanks! It works great – I broke it in last night. I’ll be changing the oil tonight or tomorrow so I can start using it. 🙂 At least once I buy some cutting tools. 🙂

  3. Engine hoist to get lathe on the stand? Here is a little piece on lifting a lathe with an engine hoist:
    From my research when I was looking to lift a lathe that “only” weighed 650 pounds the key is to find the center of gravity of the lathe. Much of the weight is on the motor end as you will see from how the individual stapped his lathe in the pictures. In addition, notice the straps that reach out to attach to the lathe bed for stability. I’d do a little lift to see if the balance is right and have someone there to help keep the unit from swinging as you lift. SLOW AND STEADY. Smile. “We scare because we care.”

    1. I got it up – safe and sound. 🙂 Centered pretty good too. It was a little scary at first, but the hoist had no problems getting it up. That thing was a beast. 🙂

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