Alan Dorsey, and professional woodworker from New York sent us this photo and these words:
Wanted to let you know that I got the big wood mounted and spinning. (A chain hoist sure helped!) The floor of my shop is diamond-hard concrete and bolting the lathe down would be a pain so I piled some iron weights on the ways (not visible in picture). This added about 100 lbs and was all that was needed. The lathe doesn’t even seem to notice the load and starts and runs no differently that when working with “normal” sized pieces. Pretty remarkable, really.