I want to have the table done before the heavy work begins on the lathe. This way, as the bed and other components are finished, they can be assembled directly onto the table.
|The lugs are necessary to have leveling feet. In order to properly set the lathe up when I am done, the leveling feet will be required...soooooo...time for some welding.|
|After sneaking the legs into work...a can of primer later and voila!|
|Here's the weld repair after primer.|
Some in the world would ask, "It's just a machine, why are you worried about paint colors and looks?" The answer to that is simple. This old machine (70ish years to be exact), deserves to look good! It's not like these things go through complete teardown and rebuild all that often. While it is apart, you might as well go for it, and make it look really nice.