Portable ritual altar for a "Walk-in-Closet Machinist", made entirely from dumpster findings at work
including an old, laminate make-up table, its excellent, rigid extrusions cut down to
750 mm width, 500 mm working depth @ a comfy 930 mm height.
This contraption has of course some flex to it, but with my:
on its 18 mm blockboard top the lathe will be straight and aligned regardless of the floor's eventual flatness or stability.
Two 20 mm plywood drop-leaves adding 400 mm extra width and 30 kg of extra load capacity each, with black vinyl for good contrast.
The "Naval Aesthetics" is purely coincidental, as the fitted oak trim stands a few mm proud of the surface,
to keep swarf, nuts or oil from hitting the deck.
Atomized Al powder/Polyurethane-covered (ordinary floor lacquer leftovers) MDF board sides and backs
slides into the extrusion's slots for rigidity, where the rear 700 mm vertical section
(tool rack, shelves & lights-to-be) just could be lifted up and away.
Two found turd-brown IKEA "Helmer" drawer units doesn't really match the semi-gloss "EZ-Kleen" Al/ silver structure,
or the grey linoleum top - but color matching isn't really my thing (either).
LED strips under the top will provide light for rummaging thru the drawers.
The space between the drawer units will be filled with 50 mm ID paper rolls for < 450 mm long rod stock, the wide slot under the top will take the surface plate, a DIYed high-amp PSU for the different tooling peripherals, and has also a rear hole in the back board for cables.
The independently lockable castors has a SWL of 100 kg apiece, and the grey synthetic wheels doesn't stain the floor like black rubber does.
Weigh-in empty as shown at 25 kg, some 20 hrs of work went into it and a cost of NIL (any currency)
makes this sturdy enough to even carry the mini lathe + its stand and materials stock
w/o buckling or complaints from the "Next of kin":
-My hard-core "zero bucks"-selling point is seldom opposed for these my "improvements to our household".