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Project by Triumph1 posted 01-11-2017 04:32 PM 1540 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 05:02 PM

Nice work. I am forever coming up with new spaces to exploit for storage of some kind.

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 05:04 PM

Great set up. Very nice and organized,

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

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 05:07 PM

Nice. I need to do this so bad….

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 06:07 PM

very nice setup i have that same lathe,love it.not sure what you turn but i do mostly just pens on mine and use rocklers dust right lathe collector,its about 10” long and is kind of a half tube that encircles things like spindles and pens,and works pretty well.you have a great shop setup.

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

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Lalaluuke

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 06:26 PM

Great setup and use of space.
Gotta ask: That looks like a 12” duct above. What do you use to move that much air?

-- Lalaluuke, Iowa

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 06:46 PM

Hello Triumph 1

A nice organization and a very clean shop
Congratulations

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Triumph1

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#7 posted 01-11-2017 07:05 PM



Great setup and use of space.
Gotta ask: That looks like a 12” duct above. What do you use to move that much air?

- Lalaluuke

Happy you like it Lalauuke. That is actually a 7” duct at that stage of the ductwork. I use a 3hp Oneida Dust Gorilla Pro dust collector. Every large machine is connected and I love it. My last shop I just tugged along a Jet DC-1100 from machine to machine…it was a pain.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Rick M

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#8 posted 01-11-2017 07:07 PM

Very clean and organized

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 01-11-2017 07:09 PM



very nice setup i have that same lathe,love it.not sure what you turn but i do mostly just pens on mine and use rocklers dust right lathe collector,its about 10” long and is kind of a half tube that encircles things like spindles and pens,and works pretty well.you have a great shop setup.

- pottz

Glad you like it Larry (Pottz). I have seen those dust attachments and almost picked one up. I was going to try and design one based on that but using a longer and much larger diameter pipe. It is on my to do list.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 01-11-2017 08:00 PM

This is a fine display of organization. Congratulations. It’s very nicely done and will pay off in time savings.

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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Tyson Voorhorst

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#11 posted 01-11-2017 09:50 PM

Looks awesome. I think I may be looking at some lathe organisation in the wood shop once I have it a bit more organised again. Great work!

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Roger

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#12 posted 01-12-2017 12:31 AM

Lookin good Jeff. I like the tool holders

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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tyvekboy

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#13 posted 01-12-2017 12:48 AM

What a nice organized shop with great toys!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#14 posted 01-12-2017 03:07 AM

Great setup. I’m trying to see if I can scrounge some space for something like that right now. I just did a reorganization of my shop and it’s great, but not sure if it’ll accommodate a full lathe stand.

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#15 posted 01-12-2017 03:51 AM

very nice set up …would not work for me ….as I do not like to reach over lathe as it turns

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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