Lathe Chisel Storage Rack

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Project by NormLz posted 03-01-2017 07:29 PM 4710 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I originally made a lathe chisel storage rack for about 10 chisels. Over time my chisel collection grew and I ran out of storage space very quickly. I decided to construct a new rack to handle all my chisels. Having all the chisels on hand I decided to build the rack in four section to handle the various size chisels.This is what I came up with.

The material is red oak and I used my Festool Domino tool to secure all the parts together. Once assembled I finished the rack with Spar Urethane.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 08:10 PM

Very nice. I need to do this myself.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 08:47 PM

Looks very sharp! Well done.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 08:48 PM

Nice rack.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 03-01-2017 09:13 PM

You have done a 1st class job on these lathe tool storage racks. They will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 03-01-2017 11:55 PM

Beautiful work Norm!

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 02:24 AM

Looks great. Great way to protect the investment ypu made in the tools.

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 02:26 AM

wow, are you orginized.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 02:41 AM

Looks great.

-- Had we known Grankids were this much fun we would have had them first.

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 10:59 AM

I really like this tool rack!! I have had a lathe for a long time with just the basic tools but I am starting to get into turning more projects and thus collecting more lathe tools. I am going to favorite this so I can hopefully have a rack this nice one day!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#10 posted 03-02-2017 05:54 PM

Oh man, I need this!! my current set up has tools laying all over the bench.. Some in tubes, some not… Great Job!!

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#11 posted 03-02-2017 05:57 PM

sweet setup and easy to see and read what and where everything is. Very neat. :)

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#12 posted 03-02-2017 06:47 PM


-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#13 posted 03-03-2017 10:57 AM

Thank you everyone for your nice comments. It is certainly encouraging to me to continue posting more of my projects.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#14 posted 03-03-2017 09:11 PM

Norm – really liking this design! Might have to R&D it (rip off and duplicate ;)

Glad to see another CT resident on here! Actually just started on the lathe the past few months

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