... The shelf under my lathe is basically just a flat spot to pile crap. I've been meaning to build a... rack, I guess, for the other chucks, faceplates and steady and follow rests, that will go under there.
I don't, however, have a good design in mind- my clock cycles have been otherwise occupied - but I was basically thinking of a sort of "dish rack" layout. The chucks and plates would rest between a couple of boards, oriented as they would be if installed on the spindle, with a thin separator in between. And all out of wood, to minimize wear or damage to the machined surfaces and spindle threads.
And I still need to make the drawers for the right-hand end. I bought the sheet aluminum for those almost two years ago, but I still need to make a bigger, wider press brake in order to form them.
Been thinking about just going with conventional wood drawers instead, maybe with a painted aluminum face just so it all matches.