|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-19-2015 06:23 PM||2503 views||2 times favorited||45 comments|
I love organizational projects and I like to have my own. So, when I got this new lathe I started using it and had to go looking for all the stuff that used to be handy on my old one. It was in drawers now. So I stopped everything and started designing a rack and a couple tables to sit on the ways for frequently used tools.
The head can be positioned anywhere on the bed so I moved it in about 8” to give enough room for a sander table. Then I bolted the frame for the rack onto the bed and started designing from there. I wanted everything I had before and a few other additions.
It is made from maple plywood with an angle iron frame in back, The shelf that sits on the head has a tray routed into it for some gages I use often. The rack has dedicated holes and pegs to hold the tools I use the most.
The tray for the sander has a T channel under it so it won’t tip over. The other sliding tool tray just has a tongue that fits in the bed to slide back and forth. I made that so the gouges and other tools have a place to safely sit so they don’t fall on the floor.
It is finishes with clear plastic spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!