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Project by Gshepherd posted 05-19-2012 11:10 PM 3494 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple rak for your lathe tools. Made out of Santos Mahogany. This was my first experience with Santos and learned quickly to predrill the screw holes larger than you normally would or suffer the dreaded broken screw.

The rubber coated tools hooks you can get at HD.

The drill rack is made of Santos Mahogany as well. You can adjust to your own drill/driver size and type and a nice spot for charged batterys. The charging station I call it has a elec strip screwed to it and will hold smaller drill/drivers and batterys. The Lathe and Drill racks were made 5 years ago and are still lookin like new. pics were taken yesterday. Dust was only removed for clarity.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........





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Nate Meadows

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 11:26 PM

Very cool. I like that you use beautiful wood and make it beautiful and functional. Afterall you have to use it everyday for the rest of your life so it should be beautiful, right?

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 02:13 AM

Very nice. I love organization fixtures and racks!!!! they are beautiful as well as functional!
Thanks for sharing…...........Jim

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

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doordude

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 09:38 PM

great job

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grfrazee

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 04:08 PM

Those tools all look homemade – did you do the steel yourself too or repurpose the steel from store-bought tools?

The reason I ask is because I’ve been making some of my own tools and finding steel pre-ground can be a pain. So far I’ve just been using round and rectangular stock and grinding the profile I want.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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Gshepherd

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 06:24 PM

Grfrazee, The steel is from Thompson Lathe Tools and the handles are home made. Excellent steel….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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grfrazee

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#6 posted 07-24-2012 06:40 PM

Nice. Thompson steel is a bit out of my price range at the moment, though I will have to pick up one of his fingernail-ground bowl gouges at some point at the very least.

Given the price of the steel, I almost feel like I should use a fancy wood if I ever make handles for one :-)

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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Gshepherd

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#7 posted 07-24-2012 06:47 PM

Yes, and we did…. My Uncle got me into woodturning and when I bought these I had 2 sets all sent to him and he made most of the handles. One for him of course. Rosewood,A mahogany, Birdseye maple, Yellow Heart, Padauck, Some purple heart stripes,Walnut,Red Oak…..Snakewood and Cocobo I am sure I forgot some.

He has been woodturing for 15 years or so and said these are the best he has ever used. They keep an edge for a very long time and are easy to sharpen. I am sure you will not be dissapointed. If you want I can get some better pics for you. Just let me know.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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