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Project by Gregg M. posted 11-23-2016 03:05 PM 937 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these cabinets under my lathe. I found the basic design from pictures I found on google. There is an opening under the cabinets that is used to house the ballast (100lbs. sand). The three cabinets are screwed to the base. They are made with 3/4” ply. The drawers are made with 1/2” Baltic birch ply with 3/4” ply fronts. the front edging and handles are made from cherry scraps. Spray finished very quickly with left over water based SW Kem Aqua Plus.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 03:56 PM

Nice cabinet, Gregg. I have that same lathe and I love it. What is the opening in the center for with the round holes in it?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Gregg M.

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 04:26 PM

Thanks Jim. The center cabinet is for storing the tail stock when needed.


Nice cabinet, Gregg. I have that same lathe and I love it. What is the opening in the center for with the round holes in it?

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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SignWave

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 05:27 PM

Nice stand. There are a lot of nice details included in the design.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 05:53 PM

This is a great lathe accessory and tool cabinet. It’s also a nice space saver since it takes up space that is otherwise wasted and is a very practical addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 03:26 AM

Great idea for otherwise underused space.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Rick M

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 03:49 AM

I like it a lot.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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windsors

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 12:26 PM

I need to make one of these the space below my lathe just gathers shavings.

-- www.foreverwindsors.com

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English

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#8 posted 11-26-2016 12:37 AM

Nice Job a great addition to any shop. You can never have enough storage!!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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