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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-08-2011 03:13 AM 1760 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have my spindle sander piggy backed on the same stand as the scroll saw and the blades and sanding drums were stored in various places that I had to remember. I decided I had the space to build a cabinet to hold the scroll saw blades and all the sanding drums right under the scroll saw and it will be enclosed to keep out the dust. I added a window on the front so I could get enough light to see all the stuff in there.
This was made with all scrap and extra material from past jobs- mostly 1/2” plywood.
The window is left over Lexan. I had the hinges and handle from the white elephant sale that the Y runs every year. It is all glued together with Titebond III.
The base and top are rabbeted all around and the inside shelf sets in dadoes on three sides.
I coated it with shellac

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 03:21 AM

Can’t have enough storage…

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Kelen

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 03:31 AM

You certainly can’t ever have enough storage, great use of space with your addition.

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 03:33 AM

That’s a great use of that wasted space. Very handy having your accessories right there. Now that window is really a clever addition to your storage cabinet.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 03:57 AM

Great use of those nooks & Cranny’s Jim.
Smart idea.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 04:10 AM

Thanks for posting this amazing idea. I will be getting mine done.

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rance

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 07:52 AM

When Woodbutcher3 was helping me assemble my new scrollsaw, he suggested building a storage cabinet underneath. Now I have a pattern to go by. Nicely done Jim.

It looks like the front of your machine has rollers and the back doesn’t. Is that working well for you?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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RussInMichigan

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 02:34 PM

Great use of space. Almost all of us have volumes of potential storage space available that we just don’t capitalize on. This is how to take advantage of it.

Thanks Jim,

Russ

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 03:08 PM

Crafter, Inventer, ingenius, designer Jim is at it again!! You always rock.. Great Idea!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 03:56 PM

Ditto’s to all the above comments + WAY TO GO!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 05:31 PM

‘Can’t have enough storage…’
I am in on that one, and then storage where it is needed!
Perfect.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 02:23 AM

Hi Rance. I have 4 casters under the scroll saw. It used to have 3 but it was tippy. So I added a cross bar and put 2 in the back. The spindle sander is cantilevered off of it and there are no casters way in the back.

Also, I put the storage here so it goes with the machine if I move!

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

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#12 posted 12-09-2011 06:54 AM

Makin me feel guilty Jim you are tooooooo organised ::: ))))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 12-18-2011 10:33 AM

Hi Jim, storage and space are always a necessity, good idea here.

Thanks for sharing Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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