I had a blog reader request some measurements on the Spring Pole Lathe so I thought I'd post some pictures of the lathe with a ruler on it for some key measurements. I'd like to add that these are just the measurements I came up with that I think will work well. But time and use will tell if they are going to actually be good dimensions. The height of the dead centers is one of the key measurements and this will probably want to change based on your height. I'm about 5'8 in boots and I'm gonna set my dead centers at 40", just about elbow height, maybe a touch higher. Anyway, here's some pictures that I hope will help.
|62" width from outside to outside of vertical uprights. Bed|
rails are 62" long.
|About 55 1/8" from inside to inside of verticals.|
|32" from floor to top of bed rails.|
|36" total height to top of left vertical post. This post gets|
no dead center.
|About 48" to top of right side vertical. This side will receive|
one dead center @40", probably about 2" in from the front
|Moveable poppit. Around 22" overall. Will receive a dead|
center about 8" up from the shoulder, but this measurement
will be made by sliding it over to the dead center installed
on the right vertical upright and marking directly from that
|Bed rails are approximately 2 3/8" wide by 3 1/2" tall.|