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Project by clieb91 posted 864 days ago 1914 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well as February is winding to a close so is a major part of my ShopQuest 2012. One of the goals this month was to get my lathe set up so I can use the tools easier and work more efficient. This idea came from two article in the last issue of Shopnotes Magazine. They had a nice looking wall shelf in there and an article on converting a standard toolbox into a useful workbench. I decided to combine the two since my toolbox was smaller. The stand is made entirely of pine and is about 16” tall This puts my tools at a good height to reach. All the tools I have are not on it and it will not hold it all due to the size of the toolbox. I may decide to add an additional step in the future but I like the idea of having my basic needs and not a lot of extras.The two drawers are made out of plywood with some pulls I cut on the bandsaw, the bottoms are pegboard so I can shake out any sawdust that may get in them. The 3rd picture shows the stand in place for working at the lathe and the 4th shows it stored out of my way behind the lathe. You can also see some other lathe accessories hanging up on the wall.

I am quite happy wit the way this turned out and I am looking forward to putting it to some good use over the next few weeks. My goal for March and April is to see how many pens I can turn.

Thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 864 days ago

Nice setup, I made a tool shelf from shop notes as well, looks similar, but you probably modified it for the lathe tools, I did a modification as well. Here’s the LINK to mine.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 864 days ago

A good design and a good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 863 days ago

Looks real good Chris.
Can’t wait to see your updated shop page pictures.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 863 days ago

This is the way to go: Clean and Organized. Great holder. Nice and well made. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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peteg

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#5 posted 863 days ago

I’m embarrased, your’s is nice & tidy compared to mine, well done
Pete

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

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jjw5858

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#6 posted 863 days ago

Very nice job on this. Well done.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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KOVA

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#7 posted 863 days ago

CHRIS: IS A GREAT TOOL HOLDER AND WELL BUILT!! FOLLOW THIS WORKSHOP IS SO VERY PROFESSIONAL LEAVING ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#8 posted 862 days ago

Nice setup !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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