Lathe Maple & Walnut Stand/Cabinet

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Project by Ken90712 posted 02-19-2016 03:40 PM 2662 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve finally made the decision that I have to join in on all the turning fun I read about on here. I bought the Jet 1221VS from Woodcraft when they had a 15% off sale on Jet machinery. I thought about welding up a stand and figured storage would be a better option.

I used left over material I had from projects. It’s 34 L X 34 H 24 W. The height works for me with the4 inch casters making 38 H The top drawer is nice and big. All 3 are full extension and made one cabinet door for bigger items.

Drawers are 1/2 plywood box jointed with my Inca Jig. I trimmed it out in Walnut. I Sprayed 4 coats of varnish I had called polycrylic. I bought a while ago and never really liked it.

I plan on making the drawer pulls on the lathe. I decided to leave my wet grinder from Grizzly on the top for quick access. Blondie made a cover for it to keep it clean from while I’m turning.

Last pic is my very first turning project. I have alot to learn but I’m hooked..

Thx for looking all comments are welcome riends.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 03:50 PM

Nice setup, Ken!

Having the sharpener next to the lathe is a great time saver.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 04:05 PM

Oh buddy, you are hosed!! You are doomed to never look at a tree the same way again. You will see someone trimming or removing a tree and then you will be compelled to stop and ask for some fresh green wood. You will look at your neighbor’s trees and wonder to yourself, “Will they notice if I took that limb”. You will then feel the need to buy a chainsaw, upgrade you band saw and start making bowl, platter and hollow form blanks. Soon you will realize that the 12” lathe just isn’t enough and you will find yourself scouring craigslist and other turning forums looking for the off chance that someone is selling their 3520b, or better yet, their American Beauty. You will then soon forget about some of the other prized tools in the shop. You may even find yourself wanting a wedgie (no, not the kind you may or may not have dished out in High School) to make segmented items without futzing around with multiple tries to get the angle just right or bothering with half ring construction techniques. You will forget about riding the waves (Navy boy, errrr, surfer boy) and only concern yourself with the bevel…

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 04:12 PM

I am still avoiding the temptation to buy a lathe.

Good job sir.

Now I have to go convince myself that I don’t need a lathe right now.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 04:14 PM

Nice stand to say the least…like any other woodworking discipline, it’s so fun and rewarding getting up the learning curve with new skills…best of luck and looking forward to seeing some turnings in the future.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 02-19-2016 05:02 PM

COOL going there, Ken!

Yep, you’re HOOKED…


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 02-19-2016 05:17 PM

ThAt is really cool and will serve you well for years to come. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 02-19-2016 05:45 PM

You are doing some very nice cabinet making these days Ken. I like your setup with the grinder so close to the lathe, although I would advise you to keep a cover on it (vinyl?) so you don’t get it covered with shavings and dust from the lathe. Happy turning!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#8 posted 02-19-2016 05:52 PM

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing. Happy turning!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#9 posted 02-19-2016 06:06 PM

Very nice, well done. Get a cover for the grinder, the savings go everywhere. Ken_C is right, you will never see cut wood the same. I ended up with 2 chainsaws… It is an endless cycle but you will have a lot of fun and the setup you have is great! enjoy

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 02-19-2016 06:20 PM

Very nice, well done. Get a cover for the grinder, the savings go everywhere. Ken_C is right, you will never see cut wood the same. I ended up with 2 chainsaws… It is an endless cycle but you will have a lot of fun and the setup you have is great! enjoy

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 02-19-2016 09:27 PM

This is done so nicely and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 02-19-2016 10:20 PM

Good looking cabinet Ken….I also bought a midi lathe (Comet II) but haven’t build a cabinet yet. You may have given me inspiration to get off my rear and start working on it…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 02-19-2016 11:48 PM

yeah great job on that cabinet,ive got that same jet lathe and love it a much better replacement for my delta midi lathe.for dust collection rockler came out with an attachment that will clamp right on the bed and collects chips very well if you do small turnings like pens or spindles.i wish i had time to do more turnings myself a lot of fun enjoy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 02-20-2016 12:16 AM

You knocked out another project? What the heck man? I figured you’d still be testing the martini cabinet. The lathe cabinet looks great. Turning is fun. I was selling a lathe for a friend and used it a few times. Wanted to keep it. I know you’ll turn some great projects.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 02-20-2016 12:17 AM

Looks great.You will love it.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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