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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 1329 days ago 1173 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back there was a discussion about storage under the Central Machinery lathe.
I posted pics of a box I built under the lathe in the frame of the legs.

I am currently shut down on production to expand, organize, and set my Torque Worcentre into action in it’s new found space. I officially moved the husband out of the garage, giving me 12’ x 14’ more floor space. He is still sneaking in to use my tools !! Out Out damn spot !! He won’t go away : )
Anyway, in the process of organizing I am building storage drawers and shelves. Now back to the purpose of this blog.
Here is the box-


and here is the drawer carcass that will replace the box-



It is made with 3/4” plywood, and is made to fit the double angle of the lathe stand.
largest dimensions are 36 1/2” L x 16 3/4” H x 17” D. Now I need to make the drawers and the long term plan is to do an intarsia picture for the drawer fronts like I did for my other bench drawers.


Only the scene will be different.

Thanks for looking, I will post when the drawers are done and the unit is set in place.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 1329 days ago

Lisa, when I seen your blog title I thought you had some special drawers you wore while working on the lathe, I just had to see why you had to have special pants to work on the lathe, lol.
your drawers or much more special looking than anything I have in my shop, I’m lucky to have a handle on them, ( I don’t on most of them) looks pretty good.

-- Smitty!!!

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#2 posted 1329 days ago

Nice looking case. If you decorate the front like that, you’ll have to make extras to sell… very nice. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

nice case ,

i bet your drawers
will look good in them , LOL .

a little itchy in the morning ,

but you are a lumberjocket !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1329 days ago

Can hardly wait to see what do with your Torque Work Centre!!!
Nice looking intarsia picture on the drawer fronts.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 1329 days ago

Lisa: A great carcass and I’m betting some drawers will fit it nicely.

Don’t be too hard on your husband.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 1329 days ago

looks good and some day when I grow up maybe I can build like that

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#7 posted 1329 days ago

One step at a time… and before you know it you will be there… enjoy the journey as much as the destination…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 1328 days ago

The bottom of the middle drawers ?
I ran out of 3/4” ply.
Being that I am lazy, and it is for my shop,
I ripped the last length I had to stretch it.
I wanted to make sure I had support on the back end of the drawer,
so there is a gap in the middle of the support.
I know it may cause me some problems with the drawer catching on it,
but I rounded it over to help.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#9 posted 1328 days ago

I like your organizational skills… you have inspired me to look at my workshop… tomorrow!
Looking forward to seeing the Torque in action soon.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 1328 days ago

Looking good. But Dang, all these shop reorganization blogs are hurting. I really need to do some, and I don’t want to.

And be good to your husband. We are a sub-dominant spices you know. And it hurts when we are kept out.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 1328 days ago

Lisa, that’s a real nice case. You’ll have everything right there where it’s handy I’d say it will be abig improvement to the shop.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 1328 days ago

You’re going to have a great new storage area, very nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1328 days ago

Lisa—-Go easy on him, husbands have feelings too.

OK now—-I want to see the Torque, please oh please, can we see the Torque.
The suspense is killing me. Please hurry!!!!!!!!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#14 posted 1328 days ago

sure looks good sofare :-)
I look forward to see this when finished
speciel if you make something just half as beautyfull as the other :-)

take care

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#15 posted 1328 days ago

Nicest drawers in the USA Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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