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Lathe turning tool tray (for mount on lathe)

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Project by mafe posted 07-22-2010 12:05 AM 2641 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lathe turning tool tray
For my new lathe

I have seen something like this here on our beloved LJ, and found out fast, that I needed to make me one.
So now the tools are where I need them, when I need them.
(Just have to buy some proper tools now…).

Materials are scrap – MDF and some pine.

NOW WITH RARE EARTH MAGNETS!
Look at picture five.
After docholladay’s good suggestion, I put rare earth magnets, and it rocks – thank you.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





10 comments so far

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Tony Strupulis

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 12:17 AM

I should build one of those so I would have to buy the bed extension for my lathe so I would have a place to mount it!

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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lew

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 03:20 AM

Cool Idea!! I really like the simple mounting method!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 03:37 AM

Nice tool holder. That keeps them handy!! That lathe has a cool way of tighting up all the pieces from the bottom. I have never seen that before.

Another thing that is handy is a tool holder for chuck handle, pencils, live center, mallet, drill chuck and special stuff for the lathe. I put mine just behind the head stock and I can just reach up and grab the tools and they don’t get full of chips from turning. I think you can see mine in my workshop tour of the wood lathe in the barn. I have one on both lathes it works so good.

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

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docholladay

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 03:46 AM

Cool Mads. I like that. I was actually thinking of making something similar. My picture in my head looks almost exactly like your, except it would be mounted on the wall behind the lathe and have a rare earth magnet to hold each tool in place. I like the suggestion from Jim about something to old all of the other attachments such as chucks and centers and such. I will have to think on that one to come up with some ideas. The hard part about that is that I am learning that lathe tools and attachments are like rodents – they tend to multiply. Oh sorry, I forgot, “Woodworking is just another word for TOOL COLLECTOR.” Tonight, my wife asked me to make something for her. Just a simple little shelf. Naturally, it will require at least one new tool. That is a requirement.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Cher

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 10:46 AM

That is a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

Is that a Festool table you have your lathe on?

-- When you know better you do better.

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stefang

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 11:34 AM

Good to have Mads. Your lathe looks great too. I know you are going to have a lot of fun with this one!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#7 posted 07-22-2010 12:32 PM

Hi,
Yes another tool – another collection!
The one who dies with the least tools loose!

The rare earth magnet I wilkl add to mine, this is a exelent idea, and I bought 50 of these and did never use them. Thank you.

Jim, yes I need to make a solution for this stuff now…

Mike, you are my man!

Thank you all,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 12:34 PM

My tool collection grows – but my workshop seems not to!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 07-22-2010 08:43 PM

great little table idea Mads
and congrat´s both with the new toy
and you first shot on the lathe looked great

and you are right Doc
every neew powertool is the same as a hole new collection of tools
witch can dubble the price realy fast :-)

enjoy the toy mads and let the chips fly

Dennis

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BTKS

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#10 posted 07-25-2010 02:29 AM

This must be copied and added to my lathe. Thanks for the functional and helpful idea. BTKS

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

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