Ading an outboard attachment to a Jet Some time ago, I posed a question about floor stands for outboard turning for my Jet 1642 and received numerous suggestions. Since, I found the best solution was to adapt a Vicmarc outboard attachment to the lathe - which proved not only more economical but a safer and more durable solution. The adaptation was achieved by drilling and tapping four holes in the legs of the Jet to accomodate the Vicmarc's brackets. Positioning was critical to achieve a 30" dia. swing. All this was done in about 2 hrs. time and since the outboard tool post has only one contact point on the floor, it's always level with no positioning restraints as there would be with an independent type stand like a tripod. It's also much easier to work around and the perfect solution for bowl and platter production. I'd certainly recommend this solution to anyone with a similar lathe and I'd be happy to provide the adaptation specs to those who might request it for their Jet 1642. Craft Supplies carries the Vicmarc outboard attachment for $289.99 plus $12 shipping. A bargain when compared to the Jet stand at $420 plus $60 shipping. Happy turning!