LumberJocks

Chuck Key Holders - Drill Press & Lathe

  • Advertise with us
Project by doubleDD posted 03-26-2018 08:58 PM 3396 views 9 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like everybody else, someone hides my chuck key on occasion. Here’s my cool solution to help keep it in place.
Some scrap wood, 3 magnets and a little fun. I’ve been using these for a couple weeks now and no one hid it on me yet. The drill press holder was made from a scrap of spalted maple and the lathe holder was maple burl. Finished with lacquer. Thanks for looking.
I used a piece of maple scrap for pictures since I already had them made.

Find a piece of scrap wood and outline the key.

Drill a hole one size larger than the shaft through the top and one in the side to meet as a cross.

Now cut the piece in half.

You can use both halves to make 2 if you wish.

Counter sink magnet in center of cross just deep enough to be flush with the bottom of the drill holes.

Install 2 magnet in back to hold it on the tool its used for and your done.

Shape it and stain it to suit your needs and enjoy not miss placing it like I was. Questions and comments are welcome.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





33 comments so far

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

6268 posts in 3587 days


#1 posted 03-26-2018 09:11 PM

Well done Dave! Sometimes it’s the simple things that make life easier!
Where did you buy those magnets Dave?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View ralbuck's profile

ralbuck

5518 posts in 2500 days


#2 posted 03-26-2018 09:13 PM

Great Idea!

I am sure there will be—- borrowers of this idea.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View kdc68's profile

kdc68

2692 posts in 2510 days


#3 posted 03-26-2018 09:42 PM

Well done Dave !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

3305 posts in 3255 days


#4 posted 03-26-2018 09:44 PM

Great idea. I have a couple small magnets stuck to the side of drill press holding the key but I am always knocking them off..this may be the fix. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10364 posts in 4286 days


#5 posted 03-26-2018 09:45 PM

That’s a darn good idea!

Sometimes, we miss the forest for the TREES…

I will do this… and kick myself for not figuring it out for myself! LOL

THANK YOU!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View hoss12992's profile

hoss12992

4104 posts in 2127 days


#6 posted 03-26-2018 10:05 PM

Great ideal and great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

2889 posts in 2537 days


#7 posted 03-26-2018 10:50 PM

Very practical Dave. Thanks for the how-to pics!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

2649 posts in 881 days


#8 posted 03-26-2018 11:08 PM

A place for everything and everything in ti’s place … looks good!

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

3050 posts in 816 days


#9 posted 03-26-2018 11:26 PM

Good idea, DoubleDave!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12455 posts in 2614 days


#10 posted 03-26-2018 11:59 PM

Magnets are the way to go, good work.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

8036 posts in 2277 days


#11 posted 03-27-2018 12:01 AM

Tony, I liked the other one I showed you so much I decided to make another. I bought a 100 N50 rare earth magnets off e-bay for $12.50 a couple years ago. They are 12×3mm with a 4mm hole. About 1/2’’ in diameter. I use them all the time for projects. They are extremely strong for their size.

Thanks ralbuck and kdc68.

Hawaiilad, I use to do the same, setting the key on the magnet. It worked OK but I wanted to give it that woodworker touch. LOL.

Go for it Joe. Give us a post when you make it.

Thanks Hoss12992

Thanks Lee. Hope the picture do you justice. It’s kinda self explanatory. I’m sure you can add your own magic touch.

Thanks Ron. And yes, they now have their own special place. As long as I don’t put them in my pocket.

Thanks Dave. I see you guys are coming along on the box swap. Can’t wait for the end date.

Thanks Rick. I agree, magnets are great for a lot of things and we often don’t think about them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

6268 posts in 3587 days


#12 posted 03-27-2018 12:05 AM

Thanks Dave! That’s a good price! Thanks for the info.
Now I won’t have to seal my wifes refrigerator magnets. LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

8036 posts in 2277 days


#13 posted 03-27-2018 12:09 AM

Good one Tony. That’s right, the fridge magnet has the same one in there too. I forgot. Haha

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

2588 posts in 2160 days


#14 posted 03-27-2018 12:43 AM

That’s a beauty Dave, I think I loose mine every day that I’m in my shed.
Thanks for sharing the idea.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

5824 posts in 2643 days


#15 posted 03-27-2018 01:39 AM

Cool idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

showing 1 through 15 of 33 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com