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Project by BB1 posted 11-25-2017 08:15 PM 618 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband asked for a stand for his bench grinder. Apparently I take up too much space on our bench tops! I asked him about tool storage and he said that would be nice too. I came up with pullout “drawers” where he can have his tools handy next to his lathe. The grinder will be also at hand rather than stored in a separate room only to be taken out for sharpening. Not fine furniture but is very sturdy. Added a peg board on the back side. Space underneath for turning blanks. Had a mobile stand that didn’t work out for a prior project but was great for this one.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 08:34 PM

Tidy and very well organized and accessible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-26-2017 12:45 AM

Hi Barbara. That is a real nice stand. Here Are a couple suggestions from my experience.
1) I would mount the grinder to the front of the top so ,when you put a tool on the left support tilted way down, it does not hit the top. I have to move the one at school forward. They don’t have it bolted down yet.

2) I have my tools in a roll around holder like that with the fronts tilted down so the never fall out and I found that I can ID them quickly if I put an initial on the back of the handle as to what they are…Like S for Skew, P for parting tool, BG and the size for bowl gouge…etc

Cheers, Jim

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

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BB1

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#3 posted 11-26-2017 02:17 AM

Thanks for these suggestions! I didn’t mount the grinder yet so he can make that shift you noted. Also, marking the tools is a great idea. I’ve passed both suggestions along (as, to this point, I haven’t used the lathe myself…too many other projects on my list!).


Hi Barbara. That is a real nice stand. Here Are a couple suggestions from my experience.
1) I would mount the grinder to the front of the top so ,when you put a tool on the left support tilted way down, it does not hit the top. I have to move the one at school forward. They don t have it bolted down yet.

2) I have my tools in a roll around holder like that with the fronts tilted down so the never fall out and I found that I can ID them quickly if I put an initial on the back of the handle as to what they are…Like S for Skew, P for parting tool, BG and the size for bowl gouge…etc

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-26-2017 12:10 PM

You did a very nice job on this cart and it will be a wonderful 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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