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Blog series by Lazyman updated 08-05-2020 03:39 AM 4 parts 3763 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Designing the Cabinet

10-17-2019 09:50 PM by Lazyman | 2 comments »

I got a new Laguna Revo 13/36 lathe about a year ago and have been contemplating ever since for a way to store my accumulation of lathe tools and accessories to both keep them close at hand and prevent them from taking over every bit of horizontal space in my shop while I am turning. Requirements: I am planning to put it under the ways on wheels so that I can move it if it in the way or when I need to move the lathe. I want to have shallow drawers to store the various full size turni...

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Part 2: Poor Man's Vertical Grain Douglas Fir

10-17-2019 10:16 PM by Lazyman | 2 comments »

Since I decided I didn’t want to just use plywood for the lathe cabinet I am building, needed to try a substitute. I wanted to try something other than the standard hardwoods and I’ve always liked the way that the vertical grain Douglas fir looks in Woodsmith magazine projects. Vertical grain is basically quarter sawn. That stuff is crazy expensive and frankly I doubt that I could even find it here in in the DFW area without special ordering it. About the only Douglas fir I c...

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Part 3: Making the Cabinet Box

01-05-2020 12:20 AM by Lazyman | 4 comments »

Finally posting the next installment on making the cabinet. After gluing up the panels, I decided to use oversized box joints to make the box for the cabinet. Instead of cutting them by hand, I decided make a router jig that would take the inaccuracy that typically happens when I try to cut them by hand. I adapted this from a jig I saw in a Woodsmith Magazine video. With this jig you get perfect fitting joints without any tuning of the jig. You simply cut the jig parts to the width y...

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Part 4: Making the Drawers

08-05-2020 03:39 AM by Lazyman | 3 comments »

I am a little tardy updating the blog but I am finally finishing the cabinet so I thought I would post a few more pictures. I actually made the wide set of drawers and mounted them into to the cabinet back in February but didn’t make the narrow drawers or the fronts for the wide drawers until a couple of weeks ago and I resawed, milled and glued up the drawer fronts a few days ago. I decided to use my Milescraft Dovetail router jig to make the drawers. It is actually a jig used t...

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