Lathe Tool Holder

  • Advertise with us
Project by RobH posted 09-27-2008 06:10 AM 5152 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

7 comments so far

View TedM's profile


2002 posts in 2579 days

#1 posted 09-27-2008 11:39 AM

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

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

View RobH's profile


465 posts in 2896 days

#2 posted 09-27-2008 01:31 PM

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

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 2614 days

#3 posted 09-27-2008 01:58 PM

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.

View Napaman's profile


5397 posts in 2924 days

#4 posted 09-27-2008 04:12 PM

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

View lew's profile


10308 posts in 2602 days

#5 posted 09-27-2008 05:37 PM

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.

View Knothead62's profile


2363 posts in 1808 days

#6 posted 11-19-2011 03:57 PM

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.

View woodcarveroh's profile


1 post in 1999 days

#7 posted 02-03-2012 11:20 PM

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


-- WoodCarverOH, West Chester, OH

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics