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I had favorited this post by Woodwrecker about his workbench turntable http://lumberjocks.com/projects/81041 .... and figured I’d build one and put my own spin on it (pun intended).

A couple days ago I dug thru the scrap pile and found a 12” disc of plywood and some chunks of mahogany (? I THINK it’s mahog. I’ve already admitted that I’m terrible at identifying species of wood) from an old tv stand that I had torn apart. Glued up some of the pieces and just kinda did some cutting and shaping into something that seemed pleasing to the eye, and would also be a better way of keeping things from just being tossed on the bench. Happened to have a can of MinWax cherry stain on the bench so that’s the color I used on the plywood. I did find and old small ball-bearing spinner in one of my junk drawers so it became a SPINNING small tools rack for my bench :-)

Here’s a few pic’s and Thanks Woodwrecker for the inspiration (insert applauding smiley face here)


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BusterB

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#1 posted 473 days ago

Wow….that is super sweet Joe….way too organized for me…..sweet none the less…lol
Great job sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 473 days ago

Hello

A very useful project for the organisation

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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shelly_b

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Awesome idea! I need to make one of these. It would be nice to have your most used tools close and not have to put them away on the other side of the shop….I bet I would keep my benches cleaner…yeah, I really need to make one!

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 473 days ago

great job.i would put tools in it the first time and probably never again,they’d be scattered everywhere.
it turned out very nice!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 473 days ago

That’s the whole idea whitebeast. I gotta TRAIN myself to put the small items back in the tray while I’m working. That way, next time I need something, I’ll know right where to reach for it. I’m thinking of brushing on a quick coat of poly, since I’m doing another project where I’m using it anyway.
Thanks for the nice comment folks.

If I hadn’t seen the one Woodwrecker did, I doubt I’d have thought of it.

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ldl

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#6 posted 473 days ago

Joe I made this one sometime back but yours is purtier than mine and it turns. Neat tray for sure.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62304

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 473 days ago

Great thought. Would be very convenient.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Margerydb1

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#8 posted 473 days ago

Love it, I’ll have to make one to get me organized. Thank you for sharing.

-- Margery

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ldl

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#9 posted 472 days ago

You would be surprised how quick you get used to putting things back in their place as it is right there by you handy and easy to reach. Mine sits on the corner of my werk table in arms reach.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 472 days ago

This looks like it will work very well. It’s nice looking and practical. It will definitely payoff in dividends.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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justoneofme

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#11 posted 472 days ago

I love your totally organized organizer Joe! ... I’m an organiz-aholic myself!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Rick M.

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#12 posted 471 days ago

Nice little project Joe! Congrats on the top 3.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 471 days ago

Yeah, that “Top 3” thing seems to be but a fleeting moment. :-) I got an email from LJs saying my project had made the Top 3 for the day and when I logged on not only did I NOT see it in the Top 3, it wasn’t even on the home page any more. Things get posted so often here everyday that the home page is changing ever-so-quickly! So I didn’t actually get to see it there myself. :-(
Oh well, I have the email still to prove it LOL

And thanks again for ALL THE NICE COMMENTS

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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SquintyPolock

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#14 posted 466 days ago

A place for everything and everything has it’s place. I love the organization!

-- It's all in a day's work...

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hoss12992

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#15 posted 460 days ago

Great idea. Really like your take on it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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