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Project by shredkeenan posted 1924 days ago 6980 views 20 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed some storage for my Jet 1642 last weekend.

The tool holders are 1.5” PVC pipe. I drilled through each one and installed a bolt with clear vinyl hose over it to protect the tool and allow shavings to fall through. I varied the placement of the bolt depending on the length of the tool handle so they all would line up nicely and look uniform when inserted. All of the tubes are loose so they can be rearranged if I decide I don’t like the placement.

For the drawer/shelf unit, I made the top slanted so that shavings will (hopefully) not build up on top of the unit.

It’s really great to have everything organized now – the top of my radial arm saw was home to all of this stuff before now.

Oh yeah and here is a pic of my wall-mounted sharpening center as well. I basically made 2 trusses out of 2×4s, lag bolted them to the studs, and mounted the plywood and grinder on top.





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Tim Dorcas

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#1 posted 1924 days ago

What a fantastic idea! I need to do the same. Nice execution. Tim

-- www.craftedbytim.com - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & www.craftedbytim.com - I make. You buy.

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 1924 days ago

Cool!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Vince

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#3 posted 1924 days ago

Great job, I started out to do something like that but ended up putting my planer, scrol saw and mini lathe under there. I have no room.

-- Vince

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hairy

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#4 posted 1924 days ago

Real nice! Tell me more about that tool rest on your grinder. That could come in real handy. I’m using the wolverine setup, I think that could be made to work in it. Thanks!

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1924 days ago

Great looking storage. I need to do a better job on my delta. That looks like it would work great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1924 days ago

I really like your design. Super build . I like things organized and this surely dose the job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shredkeenan

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#7 posted 1923 days ago

Thanks for the compliments! Hairy – that is the new Nova Sharpening Center on my grinder. I like the concept, but it definitely has a few issues that need to be addressed. Probably best to stick with the Wolverine for now if you’ve got it.

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Chris

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#8 posted 1922 days ago

Great looking storage addition. How do you like the lathe?

-- Chris

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douglbe

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#9 posted 1921 days ago

Nice storage ideas. Very neat, tidy, and handy. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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shredkeenan

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#10 posted 1921 days ago

Chris – the lathe is awesome! It’s a giant leap above my old craftsman.

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RayBowers

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#11 posted 1190 days ago

Looks neat! I was wondeirng, how does it effect your clean up time? I have a 1642 too. I love the storage and convenience you have here. However, since I can’t get behind my lathe I have to sweep out from the front. Easy to do with nothing between the leg sets. Tough choice…

So, do you still love it after 2 years? How is cleaning out around it? Would you change anything?

Thanks,

-Ray

-- Ray Bowers

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shredkeenan

57 posts in 2056 days


#12 posted 1187 days ago

I still like it after two years. I pretty much just let the shavings pile up behind the machine and then whenever I feel like cleaning up, I just stick my shop vac hose underneath and move it back and forth for a few minutes until I’ve sucked up most of it.

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RayBowers

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#13 posted 936 days ago

Thanks for the ideas! I just posted my own this evening.

-- Ray Bowers

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