Lathe Tool Holder

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Project by RobH posted 2133 days ago 4132 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all,

Just finished up this lathe tool holder the other night and just got the pictures done tonight. It is based on a design that I saw in a magazine some time ago. I changed the one on the magazine by making it a double row holder, I made it a little narrower, and I mounted it on a stand instead of on the wall. I put it on a stand because I like to pull the lathe out in the middle of the shop when I am really going to make a good mess.

The whole unit is made from construction grade pine lumber.

The first picture is the holder, then second picture is the holder a little closer up. The third picture is the holder in place behind the lathe. Finally, no more lathe tools falling off of the shopsmith tubes and landing on the sharpened edge.


-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 2133 days ago

I like it! I’m in need of a new holder and this will work just fine. Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 2133 days ago

By the way, I have the Sketchup model for this if anyone would like it to duplicate my efforts.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 2133 days ago

Nice job, Rob. I need to come up with a solution for my tools as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2133 days ago

NICE job…I love it…and NICE SHOPSMITH…didnt know you were a fellow smithy!!!!! I know what you mean about the tools bouncing a bit…below the headstock…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 2133 days ago

Great looking tool rack, Rob!

Looks like another project added to my list of shop renovations.


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

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#6 posted 985 days ago

Looking at this for a future project. Wouldn’t you want the sharp ends down, resting on something like foam rubber? I can see bandaids and stitches here.

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#7 posted 908 days ago

Nice tool Rack from another ShopSmith owner (40+ yrs).
I’d like the sketch up plans.


-- WoodCarverOH, West Chester, OH

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