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Project by Lori posted 1515 days ago 3930 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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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 1515 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 1515 days ago

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…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 1515 days ago

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

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1515 days ago

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

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1515 days ago

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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patron

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#6 posted 1515 days ago

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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Rev_John

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#7 posted 1515 days ago

Great job Lori! What type of wood is it?

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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MedicKen

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#8 posted 1515 days ago

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 therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 1515 days ago

Lori,

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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woodpeckerbill

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#10 posted 1515 days ago

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

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1515 days ago

wow Lori this has it all great build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 1515 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

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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DoctorDan

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#14 posted 1514 days ago

Adding it to my favorites. Well done.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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michelletwo

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#15 posted 1514 days ago

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!!!!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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