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Adding shelves to a lubester
#716908 Thu Sep 20 2018 08:23 AM
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I have an old lubester that's been sitting around for way too many years. I've seen where guys have cut out one side and added glass with shelves. I like this idea, but am wondering what the best way to cut the hole might be. Can others share how they have done it?

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Re: Adding shelves to a lubester
dooger54 #716914 Thu Sep 20 2018 09:47 AM
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Lots of tools that will work but I would use a die grinder to cut. Works well to place a mirror on the bottom, raised up a little, and the shelf hardware on the ends of the shelf. Last lubester I did I placed a panel on the inside back, spaced out about a 1/2", to hide two LED strip lights.

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Re: Adding shelves to a lubester
dooger54 #716917 Thu Sep 20 2018 10:28 AM
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Paul-

What size wheel do you use on the grinder? And how many wheels to cut one opening?

Do you make your own door also?

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Re: Adding shelves to a lubester
dooger54 #716919 Thu Sep 20 2018 11:00 AM
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This last one was already cut, but I would use just 3" or 4" wheels, metal cutting. The thin ones. You might damage a wheel, but one should do. I've noticed the longer length die grinders give you more control but any would work, harbor freight has cheap ones, like $30. I'd mark it with tape and take it slow. Once you get the wheel cutting, it wants to stay straight which is nice.

I made my own doors out of angle, welded it together. Made it so the glass would drop in and have a backing. Used plate glass from a local company that was custom cut. The door was a little heavy, I should have tried to keep it a little lighter. Think I used 1/4" plate. Used some magnets to keep the door closed. If I had to do it over, I would have made the hinges hidden behind the back.

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dooger54 #716921 Thu Sep 20 2018 11:57 AM
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Looks real nice Paul

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dooger54 #716937 Thu Sep 20 2018 05:29 PM
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very nice job looks great. How did you attach the shelf brackets to corners double sided tape?

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dooger54 #716962 Fri Sep 21 2018 08:11 AM
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Thanks. Think I used screws and then ground off the exposed screw and welded and ground it smooth from the outside.

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dooger54 #716971 Fri Sep 21 2018 09:56 AM
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Not to steal Paul’s thread, but I have welded the adjustable slotted shelf tracks to the inside sides. Then you have infinite adjustments to the height. Chris


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