Bench sander cart & lathe cabinet

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 05-16-2012 09:24 PM 2212 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these for convenience and mobility since my workshop is 2 bays of our 3-car garage. Sometimes we have a bad storm and I need to get another vehicle inside. The construction technique used for the lathe cabinet was taken from Steve Ramsey’s (Stevemarin) router cabinet project. All the frames are joined with pocket screws, then rabbeted on the router table for the 1/4” plywood panels. The top of the lathe cabinet is 3/4” birch ply, and when I saw the flame in it I couldn’t bring myself to paint it. End caps on the top are waxed cocobolo, and they really pop. You can also see in the pictures I have a fixture that moves in a t-slot in the cabinet top. This fixture holds the big mouth hood for my dust collector, and that works really great. The amount of chips and dust that thing picks up is amazing—expecially when sanding. The lathe cabinet (46w x 33h x 20d) is on 3” locking swivel casters and holds all of my lathe tools and accessories. It nice to have it all in one place.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 11:48 PM

Looking good, should come in real handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 01:24 AM

Great shop projects!
What happened to the pics?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:41 AM

Very nice, I like the mobility factor as well. I like the capability of rearranging my small shop for what ever project that I am working on at the moment.

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