Simple Lathe Cabinet with Drawers

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Project by murrayintokyo posted 11-10-2018 10:03 AM 1557 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lathe cabinet finally finished. Added the drawers and finally felt like my tools were in their proper home.

First cabinet build, first drawer build for me and all the more challenging as I don’t have a table saw. Certainly learned a lot. You can’t see the flaws in the photos (I hope), but they are there. All in all, its functional and it makes turning much more pleasurable!!!

now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some turning to do.

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#1 posted 11-10-2018 12:28 PM

Great work – looks really useful and make your turning more pleasurable.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#2 posted 11-10-2018 12:29 PM

Nice looking project.

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#3 posted 11-10-2018 01:49 PM

Beautiful contrasting colours. Handles loook very attractive. Nice layout of storage space.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 11-10-2018 01:50 PM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 11-10-2018 02:27 PM

Much better than hanging tools and accessories on the wall! An excellent way to stay organized and provide for easier cleanup. The stand looks really well done flaws or not. Happy turning!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-10-2018 03:10 PM

That looks to be a very productive stand for your lathe. It sure makes turning more fun when you have organization like this. Well done. Enjoy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-10-2018 08:48 PM

Was just turning a wine stopper an hour before seeing this post. I could sure use something like that—great job!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#8 posted 11-10-2018 09:45 PM

Wow, you made that in the toilet workshop with no table saw. You got skillz. lol. Amazing work and love the design. I like your drawer layout and may follow it for mine when I get around to it.

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#9 posted 11-11-2018 01:32 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 11-11-2018 02:03 AM

Great looking lathe bench.Nicely done.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 11-12-2018 12:12 AM

You did an awesome job! Great, and handy place for your lathe tools (which it looks like you have been doing a great job acquiring!) Nice addition to your shop!!!!

-- Mike

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#12 posted 11-12-2018 12:47 AM

Murray, nice job and a well deserved top 3 award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 11-15-2018 11:26 PM

Quite lovely friend. Really nice…

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#14 posted 05-27-2019 10:44 PM

Great cabinet Murray. Sorry I missed it when you first posted it.
I must have been busy in my shop.
Your dust collector is also a good one.

-- James E McIntyre

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