Here’s my 5-foot adaptation of the lathe stand from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJZycw5NUF8 (Thanks Keith!)
Here’s what it took for supplies:
- (1) 4×8 3/4 birch plywood
- (7) 2×6-8ft
- (3) 50lb bags of sand (had to fill trash 4 trash bags because 50lb bags too big)
- (1) 4×8 hardboard
- Lots of Kreg pocket hole screws
- Wood glue
- Countersink bits
My legs are at 5 degrees. The only adaptation I made as I built it was that I needed more room for my feet, so I moved the entire “sand box” up several inches. The only thing this changed was to shorten the length of the two 2×6 cross boards at the bottom (the one that says 9 7/8″ in the drawing).
Last spring I purchased a lawn sweeper. It was very useful after I dethatched my lawn, but it proved less effective against the barrage of leaves this fall. I decided I’d try my hand at crafting a lawn mower bagger. The first design worked pretty well, though it took some tuning. Unfortunately, it only lasted about 5 minutes as the entire discharge chute ripped off on a high-spot in the lawn.