Have no idea in which category this should go, probably tools organizers.
Last summer I made 21 drawers cabinet which fits inside my lathe stand.
When I bought my lathe CQ6128 x 660 (big brother of G0602) it came together
with lathe stand. That metal stand was complete disaster. So, immediately
afterwards I decided to fabricate new lathe stand. Checked numerous web pages
in order to find suitable design and found really great design for lathe bench at
Heavy duty work bench with retractable wheels
Then I searched for good wheels and found some good "Blickle" wheels -
German made, only 50 mm high and able to stand 100 kilograms. Bought 4 pieces
and once they arrived, started with stand fabrication. Don't have any drawings
of that stand, but it can be seen on the pictures.
Stand dimensions are 1400 mm x 600 mm x 850 mm high made of 40 x 40 x 4 mm square tube.
That design with retractable wheels is good if you need to move lathe from one place to
another and so far I moved it twice. Last time even with drawers cabinet inside.
Anyways this lathe stand is not subject of this post. Just to show what mess was
under the lathe which made me desperate to do something about tools storage.
Space inside the stand was big enough to put 1300 x 600 x 650 mm high cabinet.
Took me couple of months to complete my drawings with every single detail how
to fabricate 21 drawers cabinet where I keep most of my precious tools now.
Made numerous drawings and finaly settled on 21 drawers and melamine board.
There were also combinations with plywood (too expensive) and 16, 18, 24, 28
drawers. Also with bearing guiders. So, in order to save space and money,
final decision was 21 drawers, hardwood 12 x 12 mm guiders and melamine board,
18 mm thickness for all except bottom parts of drawers which is made of 10 mm melamine.
Even downloaded freeware program "MaxCut" for board cutting optimization and finally
ordered melamine material to be cut and edged according to my specifications.
Here are couple of pictures and 2 drawings.
Hope that this will help someone to build good tools storage space.