Lathe Cabinet

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Project by Lori posted 05-31-2010 01:34 AM 5396 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the lathe cabinet to hold all the items I use frequently or just need a place to store (you can never have too much storage space). It’s made from spalted maple that I bought for another project that was scraped (bed for our son), I still have about 150 BF still laying around so… more projects ahead. The top left drawer has dowels to allow a place for me to set my tools while I am working. I have 2 steps that I can use to stand on if I need them..they have ebony accents. All the drawers have dovetails and the cabinet doors have raised panels.

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 01:41 AM

Well done! Nicely made and well thought out. I especially like your addition of the pull out steps. What great idea! I have the same lathe and it is a bit tall for my short legs. I built a platform, but your steps are so much better.

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 01:43 AM

That is one fancy lathe cabinet. you can always use it in the house if you need to. I believe shop furniture should be just that…a piece of furniture because it reflects your work…

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 01:47 AM

Nice cabinets, looks good enough to put in living room and big screen tv on top!

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 01:55 AM

Very nice, well designed and very well executed. Almost too pretty for the shop.

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 01:56 AM

Oh my, that is really nicely done.
You can tell a lot of thought went into planning out just what you wanted.
Craftsmanship is superb, love it :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 02:24 AM

wow lori ,
this is just beautiful !
gorgeous wood to ,
i thought it must be hickory ,
with all the dark in it .
when i grow up ,
i may be able to do something as nice as this ?

very well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 02:33 AM

Great job Lori! What type of wood is it?

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#8 posted 05-31-2010 02:41 AM

Very nice Lori…..I love the spalted maple. I just bought a lathe and restored it and am looking forward to learing how to turn. I think something like this may come in handy for all the tools and accessories that will be accumulated over the next few years. Thanks for the post.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 02:53 AM


Fabulous! If I ever learn to turn, I’ll need to have a platform to use my husband’s lathe. This idea is so much better. The storage is great.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 03:02 AM

Very nice design. Beautiful wood. Nice craftsmanship.There’s no stopping you now!

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#11 posted 05-31-2010 03:19 AM

wow Lori this has it all great build

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#12 posted 05-31-2010 03:25 AM

Boy O Boy, that is one heck of a nice Lathe Cabinet.
Great work Lori!

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 06:54 AM

Very cleaver on some of the ideas you incorporated! Very well done! Great tools you have well.

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

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#14 posted 05-31-2010 12:03 PM

Adding it to my favorites. Well done.

-- Daniel -

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#15 posted 05-31-2010 12:31 PM

I’d never get any turning done. I’d sit slack jawed in front of it and say, DID I REALLY MAKE THIS? IT”S GORGEOUS!!!!

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