|Project by Bricofleur||posted 02-20-2011 09:36 PM||5008 views||15 times favorited||11 comments|
Since in my basement workshop space is always in issue, I devised and built this space saving lathe tool sharpening station.
Six tools are revolving on three Lazy Susan platforms, giving me instant access to any of them. The important aspect is that all six tools take only 58 inches long of countertop, which was my goal. And the cost for the three Lazy Susan hardware is only few dollars.
As shown, I use two wedges to prevent any platform from spinning while I’m using a tool. The angle of the wedges is very acute to prevent any damage to the spinning hardware bearings and I’ve rounded over the “handle end” edges for comfort. I like to use them at the front, but they can be inserted on any side, if need be.
I think I will use this idea of revolving stations as much as I can in my small basement workshop. To see how to built the platforms and install Lazy Susan hardware, click here.
I hope you will enjoy seeing it as I enjoy using it!
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