Lathe Tool Cabinet

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Project by socrbent posted 01-18-2019 04:18 AM 752 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My tool holder previous to this was hung behind my lathe so I had to reach over the lathe to get or return a tool. It dawned on me that this was an injury waiting to happen.

Took an end section from one of my first furniture projects from the 70’s added a base with wheels repurposed from another item, some top braces, a hardboard cover. Then built the top cabinet from old paneling and 2by4’s. Cut the old center drawer from the desk down to make 2 small sliding boxes (photo 5) inside the desk section drawers. Only expenses were the 4 hinges and hasp.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 07:09 AM

Looks good and is also a great cabinet, nice work.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 01-19-2019 02:11 PM

Clever idea of a side opening drawer. It took me a moment to spot that’s the way you did it, but it is great for some tool stands. I may steal that idea. Thanks. So many Lathe parts to play with… You were right about tools behind the Lathe for reaching and an accident.

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#3 posted 01-19-2019 04:42 PM

Thanks Rick and oldguy2

-- socrbent Ohio

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