Lighting for the lathe includes a dental track light, Moffat and Ikea I need to paint that track light.
Tool rack on headstock end of lathe holds centers, knockout and tool rests
Strips of sheet metal over 3/4" rare earth magnets hold allen wrences, chuck keys….
Vacuum pump (Wob-L type) mounted under lathe
Vacuum attachment, an elegant solution that allows quick install and disconnect by JT Tools
Lathe tool storage with compressed air hose. Jigs and center steadies on floor
Pegboard storage of hollowing tools, calipers, faceplates...
Rack for lathe tools and centers
Jet Mini lathe on a wall mounted extra-sturdy shelf that is about 12" deep
Sanding discs, rolls and 1/4 sheets
Sharpening station with belt sander (see "Jigs" for more on this) and grinder
8" slow speed grinder, drawers hold lots of small parts for turning tools, screws… Bin under is filled with burl cutoffs
Rack for chucks, jaws and tool rests. Wall holds Airstream and indexing jig.
Storage for my Jamieson hollowing rig
Dust collection hose from Rockler that stores in 4', but extends to 28'. Black tube is a floor sweep. Connects to Oneida
Hose with modified outfeed roller for lathe dust. The floor sweep will even clean up piles of shavings.
Bandsaw near the lathe
I devoted about 1/4 of the area of the main shop to just turning. I originally had my Woodfast near the wall, but decided to let the lathe have more of a center stage when I purchased the American Beauty in 2009. Robust has made a wonderful lathe that truly lives up to it's name.
I have shuffled the various storage items over the years to fit my work style and get things handy and organized. The photos on this page show some of these storage solutions. Hopefully they may give other turners some ideas for their own shops. Many of the solutions have been with me for years in 4 different shops. They have been modified and improved upon, but I have never taken the time to rebuild them since they work well. A good example is the grinder stand. That started life as just a table with 2 x 2 legs. Over the years it has held 3 grinders, gained walls to hold wood in a bin, drawers for little parts, wheels, and most recently, the belt sander sharpener. It isn't pretty, and I could probably build a little nicer one, but it functions well and it will probably live in my shop till I'm gone.