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Project by Cuardach posted 857 days ago 1823 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a cabinet for lathe storge. Space is tight like all shops and there was so much room under there! I toolk the lower shelf out and dropped in the cabinet. Built from birch ply. The faces of the drawers are recycled maple from an old dresser.





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MShort

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#1 posted 857 days ago

Nice upgrade to a workhorse.

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

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 857 days ago

Nice. I want one under my lathe… all I got now are some cheap plastic drawers and a cardboard box (in a vain attempt to catch some shavings… hah, they just go anywhere and everywhere).

-- Allen, Colorado

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LesB

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#3 posted 857 days ago

No sense is losing good storage space. Nice job rehabing the lathe too.
I have something similar but not nearly as nice. You make me want to upgrade mine.
I just have one big cupboard door that tilts out with shelves inside. The door does have a rack on the outside for holding the cutting tools I’m actively using.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Schwieb

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#4 posted 856 days ago

Nice work. I can really appreciate the time that went into fixing up that lathe. I have one just about like it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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murch

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#5 posted 856 days ago

Great refurbishment and use of space, Search.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Roger

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#6 posted 856 days ago

I luv to see something recycled. These drawers really work well. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 856 days ago

Nice set of drawers and great job on the lathe, I have a similar one without the gap bed. Does that lever
operate a Varidrive or a Reeves type pulley? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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TheDane

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#8 posted 856 days ago

I love the cabinet, but I am just blown away at the restoration job you did on the lathe. Talk about turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Martyroc

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#9 posted 856 days ago

Great idea, can never have enough storage.

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

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Cuardach

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#10 posted 856 days ago

Thanks for the comments all. The lathe was a great restore and my son loves it for making pens and Harry Potter wands!

Bluepine38, the lever does control the speed of the lathe. It controls, what I believe, is a called a Reeves Drive. It works great.

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Rob Mammen

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#11 posted 855 days ago

the chest is great but the job you did on referbing the lathe is spectacular. Old tools just need a loving user.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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Bob817

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#12 posted 795 days ago

I have to agree with Gerry,TheDane my thoughts were exactly the same. I’m in the works of rehabing a Crapsman R.A.S. I got from Craigslist for 5 bucks, Hey the price was right and I always wanted one.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#13 posted 791 days ago

I had a lathe similar to the restored picture. I really enjoyed the before and after pictures. The cabinet blends old and new into a new lease on turning. Enjoy your lathe.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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