I don’t know how much a Jet 1840EVS lathe headstock weighs, but it’s clearly more than my senior body could dead lift onto the lathe bed. After considering that most of my friends are my age with varying knee and shoulder issues and some head-scratching, I came up with what I hoped was a solution. Two reasonably robust ratchet tie-downs were hooked securely to two basement floor joists. Then, two ratchet clicks at a time, the headstick was slowly lifted to where it could be rotated an guided onto the bed way. Problem solved. No damage, no injuries.
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