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Stainless steel lathe drip tray for 30

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Matt C Beech25/08/2014 21:20:50
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Lathe drip tray mod for an ML7. Lovely stainless steel.

What you need is some good strong solvent, wirewool and a good bit of elbow grease.

1) turn upside down and soak the edges of the back-board with solvent and leave for 5 minutes.

2) Drill some holes through the back board so you can get into it. The solvent should start softening the glue so it comes off easier.

3) Get a scraper and take out the honeycomb cardboard inside.

4) soak the bits of wood around the inside edge with solvent and leave for 5. Prise them out.

5) Get in there with solvent and wire wool to clean off the gunk glue. Be patient.

Voila. Stainless steel drip tray, perfect size for ML7 for 30.

frank brown26/08/2014 17:49:37
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I used some thing like this :-

or more likely this actual one :-

Only disadvantage is that it must be fully supported , because its quite thin also it needed a squirt of goo in each corner because I had doubts as to whether the corners were really oil tight.


Darren Elmslie 115/04/2019 21:59:37
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for sharing this find I've just picked up an Ikea shelf for my South Bend drip tray. You don't happen to remember what solvent you used to soften the glue by any chance, do you? I've tried several things (including a bit of heat) without much success so far

Kind regards


Pete Rimmer16/04/2019 06:34:10
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Darren can you link to the actual item please? The 5 yr old link above is long dead and I have tried searching the Ikea site but not found the thing you're referring to.


Zebethyal16/04/2019 10:17:06
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That part number refers to the Mossby shelf ( 119 x 28cm ), which it seems is no longer available.

Darren Elmslie 116/04/2019 19:26:11
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Hi Pete,

Zebethyal's right, it's an Ekby Mossby shelf which looks now to have been discontinued.

For what it's worth, I picked mine up through ebay about 6 months ago - that may be worth checking


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