It’s important to have your lathe at the right height, both for comfort and safety. For many woodworkers, Rockler’s 28" high Shop Stand Legs position the lathe perfectly to provide all the leverage and control needed when turning. If you’re a little taller and want the option of moving the station around, add a set of locking casters.
The first two options below feature the same size Shop Stand but differ in terms of the amount of shelf storage. The third option is for shops where space is at a premium. Of course, these are just three of many possible configurations.
Enclosed Cabinet + Drawers
This enclosed cabinet features three drawers to keep all of your turning accessories dust-free. It's made with one 18"W x 36"L x 28"H Shop Stand. You supply the top, pulls and plywood for enclosing the cabinet and building the drawers. You’ll also need to install blocking at the sides for the drawers. Legs and stretchers are predrilled. 16" drawer slides recommended.
Open Storage + Single Drawer
This table, also built with one 18"W x 36"L x 28"H Shop Stand, calls for one drawer to hold key turning accessories and a shelf for plenty of open storage. You provide the top, shelf, drawer parts and pulls, and you'll need to install blocking at the sides for the drawer. Legs and stretchers are predrilled to allow easy mounting. 16" slides recommended.
Small Shop Solution: Open Storage + Single Drawer For Tight Space
When space is tight, this 18"W x 24"L x 28"H Shop Stand is a great solution. It offers a drawer for holding tools, as well as a shelf for turning blanks or other materials. You provide the top, shelf, drawer parts and pulls, and you'll need to install blocking at the sides for the drawer. Legs and stretchers are predrilled to allow easy mounting. 16" slides recommended. Locking casters provide mobility but secure firmly to give you a stable work surface.
Shop Stand Legs
(1) 68618 28" Shop Stand Legs
Shop Stand Stretchers
(1) 60757 18" Shop Stand Stretchers
(1) 60764 24" Shop Stand Stretchers
(1) 47034 Locking Casters, Set of 4
Download the Mini Lathe Station PDF for a complete list of supplies as well as diagrams featured above.