Lathe cabinet

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Project by ed220 posted 01-14-2012 04:51 AM 1606 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Repurposed an old computer station that I was ready to throw out by putting casters on it and attaching an old
IKEA fold down table to it. Received the lathe last Xmas from my wife. I have a pretty small work area that I share with 2 cars,washing machine, dryer,and storage so that all my tools are on wheels. Placed retractable extension cords at the outlets so I wasn’t dictated to by short tool cords. Anyway.. thought I would share.
Let me know what you guys think and ways to improve it. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 04:58 AM

Dern good idea there a tool place an extra storage :)

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 05:29 AM

That’s very creative well done.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 08:28 AM

I like it! I like the fold out table for extra surface too. I would add one more fold out to the right to hold “whatever” when I would be working on the lathe. Might as well add one to the left too! Can’t hurt.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 02:52 PM

Makes me feel good to see things re-routed on their way to the landfill. It takes a talent to see treasure in the trash pile.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 05:55 PM

great way to re-use the old computer station. I like the storage for your turning tools.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 12:32 AM

Well done indeed!

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 06:58 AM

Nice re purpose. How’s the height for you? Is there a shelf inside for some extra storage? I tried something similar with a small dresser, but it was to tall for me to work comfortably.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 05:46 PM

Karen- Height is perfect. Added the casters which brought it to a comfortable height, I’m 5’9. Casters are 2” that I took off a dolly from Harbor Freight (cheaper than buying off the shelf ones there.. just a hint). Brings the height up to 32.5 inches then the lathe height brings it up another 12.5 inches at mid spindle. Hope that helps.

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