My Ultimate Shopsmith Storage Solution

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My Ultimate Shopsmith Storage Solution

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I mentioned a couple of times that I was working on a storage cabinet to hold my SS SPTs and accessories. I finally finished it yesterday. My goal was to have all of my SPTs in one place that was conveniently located to my Shopsmith. This cabinet will be located within 5 feet.

This thing holds a ton. I revised various parts a couple of times trying to get it just right for me. I am very happy with the outcome.

The SPTs are mounted on pull out trays supported by full extension drawer slides. I added a drawer to hold the various small parts, measuring tools, etc. The inside is lined with pegboard that is accessible from both the inside and from the sides which open up. The sides are actually doors that open and provide additional storage as you can see. They are each mounted on 4 heavy duty concealed hinges. The outside of the left door holds the connector tubes and floating tables.

The dimensions are 42" wide, 22" deep, and 91" tall. This equates to about 6.4 square feet of floor space which is much more efficient than my old method of placing them wherever I could find an empty spot.


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Post by weelildaddy »

Bravo, Bravo Tdubnik. Beautiful preplanning, and execution. This should be an inspiration to us all.

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Very nice.
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This looks to be a excellent solution to your storage needs. It not only organizes everything by giving it a home but it protects. Congratulations on a job well done.

The only criticism might me height and that would only be applicable for a shorty like myself. It appears that the jointer would hit me at about chest height and might be a bit difficult for me to manhandle (manage without dropping).
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What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
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dusty wrote:This looks to be a excellent solution to your storage needs. It not only organizes everything by giving it a home but it protects. Congratulations on a job well done.

The only criticism might me height and that would only be applicable for a shorty like myself. It appears that the jointer would hit me at about chest height and might be a bit difficult for me to manhandle (manage without dropping).
It is a little taller than I would have liked but when I took measurements it pretty much dictated the height for me. I'm 6'2" so the jointer hits me a little over waist high. I put it on the middle shelf so I wouldn't have to bend for the bottom or be a weight lifter for the top.

You could probably build 2 sections side by side half height. It would take up more floor space but could work for a shorter cabinet.

For those interested, I also posted this project at Lumberjocks here:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/13258
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Looks great and usable. A job well done.
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Very impressive!!
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Wow! How many hours did it take you to design and build? Did you make drawings or sketches first?
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