Lathe Storage

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Rob

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I decided I didn't like the rack under my lathe, a pain to clean and looked cluttered. So I'm in the process of building a modular cabinet and drawer for it. This is the start. I wanted to add more weight so I made a sand box for the base. I wanted to use the space between the supports instead of building it on top of the supports.

Using 2x6's, I cut dado's in the ends for sides, rabbits along the top and bottom for 3/4" plywood.


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I had to assemble this on the lathe as I couldn't get it to fit assembled. I wasn't convinced that screws into the side of the plywood would hold the weight of the sand, so built 2x4 straps to re-enforce it.

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Almost 200lbs of play sand in the bottom, holding up nicely.



All sealed up and ready for the cabinet to slide in on top, I'll be building it today. Then I'll build a set of drawers to slide on top of that. All this will be modular so it can be dis-assembled for moving. I'll have to take a shop vac to clean the sand out. Hopefully I won't be moving it anytime soon.

 
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That sucker ain't going no place! Look forward to seeing the cabinet for it.
 

Bill Clemmons

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Off to a great start, Rob. I've only got 100# of sand in the base of my lathe cabinet, but then, I don't use my lathe. . . . much. :gar-Bi

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Update, I finished the cabinet with the exception of the doors, ran out of screws, but picked some up and finished this morning. I'm now in the process of building the drawer section that will reside on top. Credit for the wood goes to Heath, (HMS) he gave me the plywood I'm using. Edged in red oak to hide the plywood edges and finished with Minwax tung oil finish I had on hand.

 

Bill Clemmons

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I like the red oak banding on the plywood: nice contrast. What's behind the doors? Open space, or do you have cubbies for smaller items? Looking good. :icon_thum

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gesiak

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Nice Rob;:thumbs_up:thumbs_up like the look. Cant wait to see the drawer section. Might be inspired enough to make on for my lathe stand.
 

Mike Davis

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That looks great! Will the drawers hold your turning tools? Seems like it will be very convenient and will keep the tools clean.
 

MikeH

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Rob that looks awesome!!! I'll be headed up to your place this weekend to pick up that wood and get a shop tour.
 

Bill Clemmons

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Really, really nice, Rob. I might have to come down to Sanford just to see this masterpiece. I really like the grain matching on the doors, and the red oak trim. :eusa_danc

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Rob

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I haven't had a chance to turn anything since that was built. But I had 3 bags of sand under the lather prior to build, and I did notice that after.
 
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