Lathe tool holder

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 03-01-2010 03:26 AM 5919 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to makiing this project. Been wanting to get to this since October. Nice winter weekend project. (Also showing the snow we had this week).

Sides and shelves are 3/4” MDF, back is 5/8” plywood, front face is scrap walnut. Painted white (still drying) and wipe-on poly finish. About $15 worth of material, fun project. Now I feel organized!

Spring is just around the corner?


Feb 28, 2010.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 03:34 AM

That’s a lot of lathe tools. What a big box you have for them, very nice!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 04:16 AM

Nice tool rack, Bob!! It’s good you have this woodworking hobby since ya’ll get snowed in so much!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 04:18 AM

That’s alot of turning tools. Now all neat in a row.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 04:23 AM

Cool Bob Are you using magnet strips to hold the chisels?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 07:40 AM

Looks like a great design. Nice to see someone else with too many lathe tools. (did I say that?)

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 01:48 PM

Hi buddy,

The tools lean about 3 degrees to the rear, I wanted them to be “easy in, easy out”. As for “a lot” of lathe tools, this is about 1/2 my collection. These are the most often used ones. I also have a rack on the front of the lathe for the longer tools and the oher, shorter and not used so often, are in a drawer.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 01:56 PM

Well done Bob. I need something like that myself.

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 06:29 PM

Hey Bob;


I thought I was the only one with a “problem”. LOL



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#9 posted 03-01-2010 07:17 PM

looks like a nice neat and organized row of soldiers… well done drill sergeant…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 07:29 PM

Cool Holder, Nice Tools

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 03:35 AM

Show off! Yes, that is envy talking, LOL. Nice holder and tool collection. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 03:42 AM

Bob, nice tool holder! I see a lot of skews in there, so when is the instructional DVD coming out for the rest of us who find the skew so darn difficult? :)

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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