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Blog entry by Roger posted 05-16-2014 12:25 AM 2361 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this here, since it isn’t what I would call a “project”. However, I would call it a “shop project”. LJ’s should have a “Shop Project” place to post, yep, shop projects. ............... Just sayin.
Any-hoo, I’ve been getting my shop back in shape and functioning. I’m still not finished, but, getting very close. I am really liking the extra elbow room. Lots to do. OH, yea, about this little rack. I’ve always wanted to re-do the rack I had all my lathe tools in, and, it finally happened. With scraps, and, check it out, pool cue clips. They work incredible well, and they are incredibly wallet and purse friendly. You can buy them here:
I rabbeted 2 pieces of plywood, after boring holes half-way through every 2” with a 1 1/2” forstner bit. Thnx for lookin in, and any comments, good/bad/ugly. Always appreciated.

Don’t get too close to my “big-gulp-gator”..... He luvs to eat the dust I make. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 12:31 AM

Very cool, Roger! I love seeing your shop. It is filled with awesomeness! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 12:39 AM

Thnx Sheia. I’ve been bustin my hump gettin things put back together. I’m really liking my new setup/s.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 12:40 AM

Neat job Roger.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 12:50 AM

Looking good. Thanks for the tip on pool cue clips.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 01:07 AM

Looks like a very efficient rack. Seems like a very sure way to keep them in place. Its nice to see which tool you want to use with just a glance. I like your idea about shop projects.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 01:12 AM

Good looking collection of tools.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 01:14 AM

Roger that’s about as handy as pockets on a shirt. Nice addition to the old shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 01:19 AM

Pretty slick idea using pool cue clips….New shop is coming along great !...

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 01:23 AM

Great job sir. Good organization.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 01:27 AM

Great way to adapt hardware to a totally new purpose!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 05-16-2014 01:32 AM

Yes very cool. I am not sure how long I can go without tuning to even clean my shop. Nice job. If you are not to busy stop by and clean my stop. I will stay out of your way

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 05-16-2014 01:45 AM

That looks so neat, a nice idea to apply to any shop

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#13 posted 05-16-2014 01:47 AM

I’m doing a little rearranging myself and I need to build something similar. I am tired of digging through the shavings trying to find the right tool. Thanx for sharing!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#14 posted 05-16-2014 01:54 AM

I like the cue clips Roger. I think these can be utilized for other purposes too. Great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 05-16-2014 01:54 AM

Very neat n tidy Roger, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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