|Project by Triumph1||posted 01-11-2017 04:32 PM||1540 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
For the last year I have been getting settled into the new shop. With a more space I knew I wanted to have a dedicated lathe area. With some planning you can see what I came up with. The cabinet started life as a steel sofa table kit from Rockler. They were selling them out at my local store. I had some laminate counter top left over from doing all the shop cabinets so I just cut a piece for the top. I made panels to cover the front, back and sides out of select pine and plywood. There is a false bottom panel on the interior and under it are two 60lb bags of sand. I still have to bolt the lathe to the cabinet but it is already mighty stable.
The wall mounted tool holder is made from select pine also. I basically laid all my tools out on the bench and chose a repeatable spacing for the tools. After that I went to the drafting table and designed the tool holder. I added a tool rest holder to it at a later date. It hangs on the wall using a french cleat.
I still have to design a shroud for better dust collection but even having the 4” drop behind the lathe helps tremendously! I also have mounted the center finders on the wall for easy marking of wood. Having the grinder close by also helps with a quick sharpening.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone is doing well!
-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!