New Shopsmith Tool Shelf 2021

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Project by oldguy2 posted 07-03-2021 05:51 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And here we go again. I was tired of my undercabinet Storage…see in my projects…and went back to the traditional Shopsmith Tool Shelf. I had made one before for my first Shopsmith and planned my tool arrangement not like the company had set up theirs. I use a 2×2 bolted to the holes in the leg set. Then this time a 9 inch by 54 in poplar board. actually I had a 48 and pieced another 10 inch to make the almost 55 inch you can have. I have a notch in the back so it can go just inside the legs an inch. And its 5 screws hold to the 2x. Now I have found that the headstock cannot go full left about the last 20 inches so that’s where I set my lathe parts, other wise they are tall and in the way if you do other work on the right. I use the disk sander and a 10 blade slot back to back, easy with a router bit or circular saw or jig saw, just forwards of the table pipes. I have a notched block for the miter gauge to slide under, held with screws. My drill chuck is on the right end in case I go to drill press mode and forgot it I just have to reach down and its there, not at the other end. The saw guard and fence are on the right, slot for the splitter and square hole for the clamp end of the fence, a small screw under the fence helps keep it from sliding. A nice stain and poly made it better. Other holes for the T wrench and some push sticks as needed. This time I a trying an S hook at the left end of the Shopsmith where I can hang the blade guard. Since sawdust does fall anywhere I am thinking of a wire shelf on the back side for some other parts to keep them reachable. All in all I had most of the wood and screws for this right on hand. I have a holder for the lathe chisels hanging on the wall, with a magnet strip also,.

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#1 posted 07-03-2021 06:54 PM

I like organized people. I’m usually not one of them though.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 07-03-2021 07:13 PM

Can’t beat organization.

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#3 posted 07-03-2021 08:47 PM

I never made one for my SS. Yours looks great. Nice job.

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#4 posted 07-03-2021 09:13 PM

Cool… I’d kill to be able to buy one one of those SS’s here in Australia… I’d even kill for more pictures… hint, hint!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 07-03-2021 10:03 PM

Nicely done!!!

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