Anyone who followed my Coco Cabin thread will know that I now have a modest workshop at the end of my South East London garden. It's been amazing and really versatile and I've loved building all sorts in there.
However, in pursuit of a life long dream I'm not going to fill it up with a lathe on a big, heavy, non-collapsible bench.
I've purchased a second hand Record DML320 lathe from an old boy in Chard who is upgrading. It's currently on its way to me via my van-owning, bristol-dwelling hippy brother, and I've just got to build the bench for it and acquire from tools and a chuck in the interim.
Are there some seasoned woodturners on here? I've managed to arrange some tuition with a local pro which is VERY exciting
Below is the bench design I'm going to follow (more or less)