|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 06-25-2011 03:57 AM||7968 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Got tired of losing my lathe tools on the floor and whatever. My wife wanted to buy me one of the expenstive lathe tool holders, but at 40-60 bucks, could not justify doing it. So I just made one. The walnut was free, scrap wood, and I paid $3 for a paint roller, the cheapest one that I could find for the handle metal. The tool holder lathed down to 9 1/2 inches wide, and started out with a 2 inch thick board. And yes I see the white at the edge, it is some wood expoxy that I filled in a knot hole that blew past my head when turning. Wear your face shields!
I bored a tight hole for the metal from the pain roller in the underside, and bored holes for my small and larger lathe tools. Some required slotted grooves where the lathe tool metal was wider than the wooden handle, Drilled them out and sabre sawed them out, not pretty but works! Traced the lathe table end to anouther smaller block of walnut, and cut it so that it would slide back and forth. Bored that block for the metal also. I measured the metal so that my tools would not hit the lathe table. This tool caddy turns easy, so make sure that you measure all your tools. I first had it straight, but later one bent it about 3 inches down to angle the caddy so that the sharp tools were pointed to the back side, safer that way. Anyway $3 for the paint roller, and it works just about as good. Now I have a clean work space with my tools all accounted for, well at least until I turn again…... Thanks for looking!
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