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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-19-2017 10:20 PM 3337 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am still on the ‘getting organized kick’ and have wanted to this for some time. I guess my getting a new lathe has inspired me. Made from some inexpensive 3/4 pine board from Lowes.

It measures 35” long x 24” tall x 6” deep. This took me a little more than a 1/2 day. Mine holds 14 tools but you could make it any size you need. The notched holders in the middle started out as 1 board 4” wide. I drilled 1 3/4” holes on my drill press, spacing them on center every 2 1/4”. Then ripped the board in half. The bottom board is angled at about 28 degrees and this seems be perfect. I rounded over all the exposed edges with a 1/8” round-over bit, sanded to 220 and wiped on a few coats of danish oil. Just assembled with some #8 wood screws no glue. I’ve seen guys use PVC pipe but I like this better for cleaning up shavings, not much to get caught in.

“Norwegian Wood” is my business name for craft shows.

Thanks for looking

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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socrbent

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 11:00 PM

Looks like a well done useful tool holder close to lathe.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 01:06 AM

Good Job … great organization!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 05:26 AM

That’s exactly how it should look – on hand and reachable every moment you need it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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georgieporgie

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 05:48 AM

Hello Rick. I really like the tool holder you have made. I have a question for you. I learned to turn using easy wood tools only, and I have always wondered if it is worth while learning to use more traditional cutters. What do you think? Thanks, George

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 07:48 AM

Nice build.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 12:41 PM

I really like this style of storage. Adding it to my to do list! Thanks for sharing.

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rockmolsen

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#7 posted 02-20-2017 12:43 PM

Hi George, I learned on traditional tools but if you work with dried lumber, those tools will dull quickly and require sharpening often. I never really seemed to master the sharpening of the conventional tools, but I am better now. I liked the Easy Wood tools for the ease of switching out cutters and the cost for replacements is minimal. You still need some convention scarpers for finishing. So when I start a project now I usually reach for the Easy Woods.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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Scott Oldre

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#8 posted 02-20-2017 01:03 PM

Need to get on the organizing kick myself. I also need to upgrade my version of this to be able to stand vertical. Nice job with this one!

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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rockmolsen

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#9 posted 02-20-2017 02:01 PM



Hi George, I learned on traditional tools but if you work with dried lumber, those tools will dull quickly and require sharpening often. I never really seemed to master the sharpening of the conventional tools, but I am better now. I liked the Easy Wood tools for the ease of switching out cutters and the cost for replacements is minimal. You still need some convention scrapers for finishing. So when I start a project now I usually reach for the Easy Woods.

- rockmolsen


-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-20-2017 02:01 PM

This is a very nice turning tool rack. You really did a fine job on this and it will be a fine addition to the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JerryinCreek

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#11 posted 02-20-2017 03:03 PM

Well thought-out plan that maximizes storage in your cabinet. Nicely done!
As far as Easy Wood, I use them exclusively and find no need for conventional scrapers for finishing.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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Roger

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#12 posted 02-20-2017 03:49 PM

Very nicely done. ez in, ez out. Everything at your reach.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 02-20-2017 05:03 PM

Did you once have a girl? Or did she once have you?

Sorry, couldn’t resist. I love that song.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#14 posted 02-20-2017 05:42 PM

Hello rockmolsen

Good idea and nice work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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rockmolsen

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#15 posted 02-20-2017 07:51 PM

Hey Matt – a little of both actually !!!!!!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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