|Project by Paul Jenkins||posted 02-12-2015 05:37 AM||1196 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Recently I painted the garage floor which meant everything left the garage, certain cupboards were rearranged and the ‘bench’ that they formed was no longer there so the mini-lathe didn’t have a home. This wasn’t the worst case scenario, as the height was all wrong before and now its perfect.
I wanted something that looked a bit prettier than the standard 4-legs-and-rail-in-2×4-with-mdf/replaceable-top. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I’ll probably build one of those for the bench sander or whatever goes next to the mini lathe. I just wanted to do something a bit different for me.
Now, I know some people are going to chant ‘but what about the mass?!’. This is our secondary lathe, specifically for spindles and more often than not, small spindles. It deals with stuff mostly already round or very square anyway, so the balance isn’t an issue. Secondly, if it becomes an issue, the “shelf” formed by the two stretchers will let me easily add something like a cabinet/drawers to fill it with stuff – that was part of the design consideration, for now I’ll probably add some very basic shelving to store wood.
Currently that A4 (“letter” for you crazy americans) document holder has a bunch of pen blanks, and some mango on top of it.