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    MLV for lathe feet?

    I understand the principals involved using MLV for sound deadening, that it must hang loose to be effective.

    But I'm wondering if, say, you have some leftover scraps...wouldn't it make good feet for heavy machines in a shop to, not only reduce vibration that creates noise, but also isolate the machine a bit from the floor, perhaps reducing more sound.
    Just thinking outloud (so to type).

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    I stopped by the side of the road and picked up some tire aligators. I put them under the feet of my air compressor.
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    What is MLV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    I stopped by the side of the road and picked up some tire aligators. I put them under the feet of my air compressor.
    Bill D

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    Mass loaded vinyl.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Xtrm-Ply...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Sure, they sell stuff similar stuff for that purpose . I'm guessing it will need two or three pieces per foot.

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    I think I'll use Bill's suggestion....chunks of tires under the lathe feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    I think I'll use Bill's suggestion....chunks of tires under the lathe feet.

    Try to avoid the ones with steel belts. Any of them are a pain to cut. The big rig ones are about 1/2 to 3/4" thick. Try to pick up pieces that are big enough to make all the parts you need from one piece or several pieces of similar thickness. Summer is the best time to find them.
    Bil lD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    Try to avoid the ones with steel belts. Any of them are a pain to cut. The big rig ones are about 1/2 to 3/4" thick. Try to pick up pieces that are big enough to make all the parts you need from one piece or several pieces of similar thickness. Summer is the best time to find them.
    Bil lD.
    Or you could just save a bunch of hassle & just go buy some rubber mat, or actual vibration isolation pads. They are not expensive.

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    I bought a 4'x10" roll and trying to determine uses for it that would give me the best bang for the buck. Or rather for the hundred bucks.

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    try if you can get some old conveyor belt material, that is some tuff stuff but can be cut with a razor knife with several passes.

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    I installed horse stall mats under my PM3520B and it caused a lot of vibration. I had to remove it and put the lathe back on the concrete. I still use it to stand on and it helps. The mats are around 3/4" thick and pretty hard. It helps when I drop a tool.
    Fred

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