|Project by clieb91||posted 02-28-2012 03:13 AM||2705 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
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.
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