|Project by Lazyman||posted 03-02-2017 10:11 PM||808 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
There are probably dozens of different designs for these and I borrowed from several of them. I have accumulated a pile of lathe tools (last picture) and they usually wind up in a pile and get buried by chips as I go. I don’t use all of these but since I typically use my outfeed/assembly table for my midi lathe while turning, I needed an easy way to keep them organized while turning and move them out of the way while I am not turning. This was just some salvaged pine from an old bunk bed that I found on someones trash pile. I needed an excuse to try using the Milescraft Dovetail Template master and this fit the bill so I decided to join it using dovetails.
The PVC is cut at an angle and open on the bottom so that chips do not accumulate in them while turning. I probably should have used a different piece that didn’t have that ugly knot on it for the flat rack I added for keeping centers handy. That piece is not glued on so I can always swap it out if I find I need a different configuration of holes on it.
-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.