Once I got sucked into the spinny vortex I needed a stand to support the Midi-Lathe at a good height to work. Lots of things that I would do different if I did it again but it works well enough.
It supports the lathe well and even has room for the bed extension. It does accumulate shavings and dust in the storage area. I will build drawer inserts that will stop this problem - "real soon now".