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    New home for the lathe

    I finally got tired enough of moving my midi lathe from one flat surface to another that I built it a permanent home. I wanted a bench that was narrow and close to the wall, so it has a tray under the drawer unit that holds 120 lbs. of sand to help stabilize it. The hardboard top surface is removable so I can replace it when needed. I built the basic bench, filled it with sand, then built the drawer unit to fit the opening. The drawer unit can be removed to empty the sand for moving if I need to. Some heavy-duty casters and levelers make it mobile, so when I realize I've got it in the wrong spot, it won't be a major production to fix it.

    --dave

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    Looks great, luv the hidden sand idea... Brilliant!
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    Nice looking unit Dave. Lots of storage too

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    Nice looking home for it.
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    Very nice and well thought out. One question, is it long enough to accommodate a bed extension?

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    Nice looking set up. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
    And I am REALLY sure that you will enjoy the drawers.

    Since I have already used "Enjoy" twice, I will just sign off
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    Very nicely done, Dave. That should serve its purpose well.
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    New home for the lathe

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Very nice and well thought out. One question, is it long enough to accommodate a bed extension?
    Yep, I did think of that.

    --dave
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