I have a clean slate full sheet of chip board) 9 inches behind the lathe bench and 20 inches behind the lathe bed (so I can get to both sides of the lathe if I really want to and so a long turning tool handle does not bump into the panel).
Do you have any suggestions about how to utilize the space on the panel? I am wide open for suggestions.
Here is a pic of the way it was in the past when the panel was actually attached to the back of the lathe bench. I added stuff to the panel as I learned what I reached for a lot. Therefore the location of stuff was not very logical. I used the, “Where do I have room for this now?” approach.
The DC is removed at this time. I give up on the heavy chips. I just want to collect the fine dust before it gets out into the shop. Therefore you will not see DC in the new "clean slate" version.
Since the slate is “clean” I would like to make a more intelligent use of the area. This includes the drawers below the lathe, the “shelf” above the panel and lighting.
For general illumination in the area there is a dual 8 foot fluorescent luminaire above my head. I have tried several things for task lighting. Each of those things worked but only sort of.
As I said above, " I am wide open for suggestions.
The dark part of the pic on the right is bins which hold sanding materials. It is VERY handy, though larger bins would be better. I'll toss in another pic showing where the turning tools are kept. There are 10 turning tools in the holder at the end of the bench. You can also see the sanding bins easier in this pic. Shorter tools are in the tubes under the lathe bed.
Enjoy and HELP,