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skipd1
05-26-2012, 06:22 PM
Being a woodworker long before getting the machinst or metal working bug has provided skills to be able to build a tool chest for my old lathe. I hope you guys enjoy the pictures.


http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j391/skipd1/MachinistChest20120407_8.jpg
The chest is 18" deep, 24" high and 36" wide. It just fits in the roller stand for the lathe. I accumulated so much tooling I needed a convient place to store and access those tools.
Its made with 3/4 Oak veneer plywood with cherry face frame and solid cherry drawer fronts. The parameter of the drawer edges are beaded with oak. Its is stained with a Pecan
oil stain and dark shellec to warm up the finish. 3 coats of semigloss varnish for some durability from the oils and swarf.


http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j391/skipd1/MachinistChest20120401_3.jpg
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j391/skipd1/MachinistChest20120407_4.jpg
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j391/skipd1/MachinistChest20120407_5.jpg

I also installed the Blum 75# self closing bottom mounted drawer suspensions.

Now that I have aquired a small mill I'll need to make something for it as well. Oh well it keeps me out of trouble!!!

Regards.

Skipd1

oxford
05-26-2012, 06:30 PM
Beautiful. It really fits nicely with the lathe.

MotorradMike
05-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Beautiful woodwork and beautiful lathe.
I think the set belongs upstairs in the living room but that's just me.

loose nut
05-26-2012, 07:10 PM
Very nice. Are you going to make a multi-draw tool chest to match.

tyrone shewlaces
05-26-2012, 07:14 PM
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Sa-weeeet!

sasquatch
05-26-2012, 07:41 PM
Beautiful cabinet, stand and lathe!! Great looking piece of work.

Can you give us a bit of info on the lathe?

(You don't see many cabinets like that anymore, years ago a number of people made their own, which was quite common, and i still see at times mostly in "Fine Woodworking" gorgeous cabinets with drawers, those cabinets are surely something to treasure and pass on.)

Be sure you sign and date it somewere, unless you already have.

gwilson
05-26-2012, 09:50 PM
That is a very nice looking setup!!

skipd1
05-27-2012, 12:24 AM
Beautiful cabinet, stand and lathe!! Great looking piece of work.

Can you give us a bit of info on the lathe?

(You don't see many cabinets like that anymore, years ago a number of people made their own, which was quite common, and i still see at times mostly in "Fine Woodworking" gorgeous cabinets with drawers, those cabinets are surely something to treasure and pass on.)

Be sure you sign and date it somewere, unless you already have.
Here is the link to my thread on rebuilding my lathe, thanks:
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=51545

Skipd1

sasquatch
05-27-2012, 09:59 AM
Ok Skip i remember the posting now after reading the thread.

Thanks for posting the nice pics.

Mcgyver
05-27-2012, 10:16 AM
great job, looks perfect with that lathe

John Stevenson
05-27-2012, 10:21 AM
Can I have it when you die please ?

lynnl
05-27-2012, 10:33 AM
Very nice indeed! You do good work.

That would really look good in quarter sawn white oak.

flylo
05-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Fit's it to a T I'd say.

John Stevenson
05-27-2012, 10:38 AM
Very nice indeed! You do good work.

That would really look good in quarter sawn white oak.

Sorry to hijack the thread but as a confirmed wood butcher, MDF, glue and nails, I have seen references to quarter swan timber before but don't know what it is, can someone explain in simple terminology please ?

skipd1
05-27-2012, 12:37 PM
Sorry to hijack the thread but as a confirmed wood butcher, MDF, glue and nails, I have seen references to quarter swan timber before but don't know what it is, can someone explain in simple terminology please ?
John-


When the wood is sawed exactly 90 degrees to the way normal hardwood lumber is sawn, it allows the rays in the wood grain to be much more pronounced and almost looks like tiger stripes in some oakes. These rays really show up in white oak and look even more pronounced when the wood is stained and finished!

Skipd1

lynnl
05-27-2012, 12:47 PM
John, the quarter sawn surface(s) would be on the exact radial lines out from the center of growth.

Anything pretty close to that will usually appear as quarter sawn, though as you depart from that radial line it becomes what's called "rift sawn."

When I first looked at Skips cabinet my immediate reaction was "white oak." I guess I tend to associate that particular stain color with old antique white oak furniture pieces I've seen.

moe1942
05-27-2012, 04:37 PM
Can I have it when you die please ?



We could have a lottery...:)

John Stevenson
05-27-2012, 04:47 PM
No - I asked first.............

Peter.
05-27-2012, 04:57 PM
That's a beautiful-looking cabinet, almost too nice for workshop duty.

sophijo
05-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Very nice comb! Thanks!

skipd1
05-29-2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks everyone for the very sincere and generous comments.

Skip:)

Davo J
05-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Very, very nice, you have done a brilliant job on bringing that back, and that cabinet just finishes it right off.

If John S got that, at least he would have somewhere to put all those drill bits.:D

Dave

lakeside53
05-29-2012, 12:39 PM
What a travesty! Putting the beautiful cabinet where it will be covered in coolant, oil an hot chips; it will be destroyed in heartbeat.

Pack it up and send it to me; I'll look after it for you. Don't send it to Sir John - you've seen his workshop.;)

Alistair Hosie
05-29-2012, 03:27 PM
That cabinet is a work of art ,but it looks IMHO to be too ornamental for a lathe something a bit more gerstner-ish would have suited better and also I would have liked to see it full width of the lath undercarriage.otherwise beautiful I hope my suggestions don't offend there not meant to as I really like the piece. Alistair

fjk
05-30-2012, 10:15 AM
Very cool chest --- looks great with the lathe. It would be a shame
to use them and get them dirty :-)

Btw --- if anyone wants to try their hand at "making" a chest,
I noticed recently that Gerstner has a kit chest for sale for $249:
http://www.gerstnerusa.com/DETAIL35.html
Not quite in the same league as Skip's chest, but it might make a
nice starting/entry point

Frank