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Project by Chris posted 2370 days ago 2388 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally decided to do something about the clutter around my lathe area; this was the result. I was up early this Saturday and started rummaging around the garage when I came upon a 4’ length of 1×12 pine and a 8’ length of 1×4 pine.

I guess I could have slapped it together with just flat stock and had been done with it; where would the fun be in that?

The shelf unit is 36” x24’; with the bottom shelf 6” wide and the upper 2 @ 3.5”. I cut the corbels at the bandsaw and rounded them over on the router table then added the Roman Ogee for the edge treatment on the other members. I applied a coat of Waterlox Sealer/Finish to keep the general grime at bay.

I had no real plan when I started just a desire to rid myself of an annoying problem and maybe add a little style to the area at the same time.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2370 days ago

Looks good. Everything at hand!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2370 days ago

Now theres a good idea.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2369 days ago

Nice tool station. Another addition to my must-build list. I got a Sorby Spindlemaster for Christmas, and I envy your whole collection of Sorbys.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2369 days ago

That is a nice tool storage project. It, not only gives you an excuse to generate some sawdust, but it actually solves a storage problem as well.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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snowdog

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#5 posted 2369 days ago

Great project. Great tools. I hate fascinate wood to block wall :) and my shop is all block walls. Over time it will be covered in plywood or something close :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Chris

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#6 posted 2369 days ago

I just used a couple of Tapcon screws…. Not pretty but it works.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2369 days ago

perfect.. everything right where you need it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mario

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#8 posted 2369 days ago

Very nice setup. How is it getting the long handled unit out, ther third one from the left. it looks like a tight fit in there.

-- Hope Never fails

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Chris

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#9 posted 2369 days ago

Actually it’s not tight at all; the bottom shelf is 6” wide with the holes for the tools setback 1.5” from the edge. The upper shelf is only 3.5” wide. Thus, no interference with long handled tools.

What you do not see is a second series of holes behind the first set to accommodate tool rests, centers, etc.. I’ll try and post a pic of that as well.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 1437 days ago

I need to do something like that for my lathe area. That’s nice.

-- 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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