Simple Shopsmith storage shelf

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Project by oldguy2 posted 09-24-2016 09:18 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shelf and second shelf are part of my continued attempts of a 20 year owner to make storage under the Shopsmith. I have made the accessory shelf in the extra picture from a 2×10 planed to an inch and mounted to a 2×2 bolted to the side. I planed the accessory order to suit my use and other than sawdust it worked well. But still I wanted more storage. I have made the under rail cabinet but now I have the lift assist and tha drops into the area below the pipes. It is worth every dollar to use, buy it. And it pivots about where I have the table position now so design for it. Pinterest shows many shelf ideas so I worked with those. I ran threaded rod between the leg stand and washer and nuts. Mounted the 1×12 onto the top of those, so about 10 inches above it. I put the 3/4 board on the floor to measure space and took off an inch since the drop when the wheels go down is 1/2 inch. The lower shelf is 9 inch and on chairs, 38 inch long. The top shelf is 72 inch, the leg set curves so you have room to slide it in place. I left 6 inches on each end to get my foot to the star pivot for the castors another mistake in my past designs, too close and hard to get to the pivot. I made 3 wood holders so far from scrap. 2 open racks and one box. One rack is for table inserts, I counted 8, 3 I made from 1/4 plywood, 3 Shopsmith, and 2 blanks, also I made for the drum sander. One for push sticks to stand up, easy to reach. The box is unplanned right now and using for tapes and the drive coupler. Lathe chisels below fit well. I have extra blades in a crate already on arbors and 2 other drawers for lathe tool rests and drill chuck. I found you don’t need them fast so more out of the way was not bad. I never had the room for an on the wall blade rack but have a wood box I will publish and can see blades like a book rack. As a business, I had the Shopsmith, a radial arm saw, miter saw and second table saw all needing 10 inch blades so I had a few. Not to mention stacked dado set , molding set and 2 sanding disks.

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 10:16 PM

Love the all thread idea for mounting the shelf, this would work great under my shorty drill press.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 09-25-2016 01:07 AM

Very nice. Persist!

-- Now if you'll excuse me, I'm a busy man, I have sawdust to make...

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