Since I spent all this time restoring the Hercus lathe, I really wanted to better use all the space under it and build a new lathe bench.
The main criteria were the ability to very accurately level the both the bench and the lathe itself, and efficiently use the space underneath to store lathe tooling and equipment.
The bench itself is simply a welded tube structure using whatever I had in my steel rack.
In Part 1, I run through the design features of the bench that I want to incorporate. Check it out: