Lathe Drawers

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 05-11-2016 08:48 PM 982 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of my tools for my lathe being spread all over the place so I created these drawers for my lathe. I used left over scrap pine from old projects. I made them at different depths. The first or top drawer I keep my sand paper in and some corn shucks. The second drawer I keep my metal tools such as my drill chuck. The third drawer I keep the larger tools in such as my mallet. All three drawers are divided for better organization. It took my about a full day to design, make and install the drawers. Makes my life much easier. Thanks for looking.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 10:55 PM

Very cool! I really need to make storage for stuff. The only thing I’ve done so far is this “power center”. I just put some little shelves inside it today. I need a whole lot more!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 05-12-2016 01:59 PM

Neat idea!

Don’t forget to close them completely before turning. Drawers make excellent chip collectors- don’t ask how I know.

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

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#3 posted 05-12-2016 03:15 PM

Nice shop organizers.

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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#4 posted 05-12-2016 08:45 PM

That is really cool and very handy I’m sure. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 05-13-2016 07:50 AM

God idea Don. What are the corn husks for? Midwestern finishing process? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 05-13-2016 01:14 PM

Good Question WW Bob. I stumbled onto this idea by accident. I use the corn husks for burnishing the wood. It’s like using an ultra fine sandpaper. It works great.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#7 posted 05-13-2016 05:50 PM

Nice drawers. Terrible rug.

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#8 posted 05-14-2016 01:24 PM

Jarmo, the story on the rug is it used to be in the house but, wore out so I get to stand on it and make it dirty. Thanks for the Kudos on the drawers though.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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