I started on this project back in September. After reading a thread by Dan (Sanddan) on another forum outlining his stand build for a 1340gt, I developed an interest in this particular machine and warmed up to the idea of building a custom stand. I really liked Dan's design and he was very helpful providing specifications, measurements, and direction. Subsequent to some offline discussion with Dan and later with Mark (MKSJ) I ordered the machine in early October. With Dan's direction on the stand and Mark's extensive knowledge on the machine and the electronics, I proceeded with confidence to build the stand and acquire the 1340gt. I actually started on the stand before ordering the lathe. Initially I hoped to have the stand complete before the machine arrived, but the timing didn't quite work out that way. I began with +\- 45' of 2" square tube with 1/4" wall thickness. I cut most o the main frame of the stand based upon the dimensions provided by Dan. View attachment 140352 Then I began welding the legs. Then the main frame. After the main frame was put together, then I started on the shelves. The 1/2" top mounting plates: Receivers: Side panels: That's it for now. I will post more in a little while to get up to the current level of progress.