Lathe table / cabinet

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Project by GA_woodworker posted 02-13-2010 09:13 PM 4458 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since getting some machinery from my Grandfather’s estate, I took my lathe down to use the tabletop for the radial arm saw. So, lately I have been getting the bug to set it back up, especially on those bad weather days when I can’t take the table saw to the driveway.

This past week I saw an add for a cabinet shop that was moving to a larger location and was getting rid of unfinished cabinets, counter tops, wood, etc. From my house it was about an hour drive, but thankfully I had some accounts in the area so it was easier to justify it, in case there was nothing worth getting.

Well, I ended up getting the cabinet shell in the second picture and the countertops for free. I then added a base the get the appropriate height, some 1/2” plywood shelves, a door to keep dust off of some supplies, the countertop, and I am now ready to start working on the lathe again.

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 09:16 PM

Super lathe stand

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 11:04 PM

Nice setup. Same lathe that I have. (oldie but goodie) BZ

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 07:17 AM

nice stand happy turning

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 11:22 PM

Is that a drawer under the shelf in the last picture , or is it just my old eyes tricking me ?
Very nice project !

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 01:19 AM

No drawer, just the way the wood ended up on the facing. Not bad for a project that cost me maybe $30 to complete.

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 01:25 AM

Ok , I can see it now….it is the shelf supports ….I guess I won’t compliment you on the fit of the drawer then : ) LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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