Lathe Tool Rack

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-21-2016 02:33 AM 1698 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it is almost back to school time so I made a tool rack for the small Delta lathes so the tools can be kept in one place and not get lost in the chips. It is made from 1/2” and 1” Baltic birch plywood. The spacing between the two pieces is to clear the power strip that runs along the wall. I put holes and pegs for most of the tools but more can be added as needed. The spacing between the vertical strips is for mounting basic lathe instructions .

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 02:36 AM

Neat idea Jim.

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

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 03:38 AM

Nicely done, Jim!

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 03:42 AM

Won’t make sense to me until I see the tools, etc. on it… :)

Looks like you did your normal GOOD JOB…

... but… Later…


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#4 posted 08-21-2016 03:47 AM

I’m with Joe Lyddon – all of those weirdly spaced little holes are giving me a headache! LOL

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 08-21-2016 03:52 AM

That is a really cool idea!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 04:17 AM

Will you add a picture later so I can see it in action?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#7 posted 08-21-2016 05:15 AM

Nothing like planning ahead. Nice work Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 08-21-2016 09:17 AM

Very well made for good working space organisation.

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#9 posted 08-21-2016 10:32 AM

Jim, organization is the single most important factor in running a smooth HS wood shop. Any project that aids in that belief is worth its weight in wood.

Very nicely done and I’m sure it’ll be much appreciated.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 08-21-2016 11:57 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have to back to install it next week and I’ll load it with tool then!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-21-2016 12:01 PM

Nice piece of work Jim, look forward to seeing it with the tools loaded.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 08-21-2016 01:46 PM

Looks sturdy and well thought out, Jim. Looking forward to seeing it ‘in action’!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 08-21-2016 03:16 PM

Need pic with tools and mounting can’t “see it” iyet… looks like fine work

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#14 posted 08-21-2016 05:05 PM

Interesting lathe tool storage design .
don’t forget to update this project when it is installed and loaded .


-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 08-21-2016 05:58 PM

When I read your text about going back next week and getting back into the classroom, it reminds me of a comment a man made to me several years before I retired. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job, but there is a whole world out here I’m pleased to announce, is just great.

My retired friend said, “Retirement isn’t what it’s cracked up to be … It’s better!”

I smile when I see the school supplies start filling up the aisles at the grocery store. Love it while you have it, and remember, there is life after it is finished.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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