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Project by TheDane posted 12-20-2012 09:59 PM 1885 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got tired of my tools rolling off the ways of the lathe, so I built this out of some scrap that was otherwise destined for the fire pit.

It sits on my lathe stand behind the bed extension.

This is based on a tool rack built by Jeff Wright … I just scaled mine down to suit the lumber I had available.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Surfside

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 10:09 PM

Good job!

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MagGeorge

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 10:48 PM

Brilliant idea! Keeps the place neat and tools readily seen and accessible at a handyman’s cave.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 01:10 AM

Nice rack. that makes ‘em real handy!!

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 01:17 AM

Cool rack ,it keeps there sunny side up.

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 02:19 AM

Nice tool rack for Turning tools!

COOL!

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 01:45 PM

Sure is a lot nicer than my 2×4 with holes drilled in it!

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 04:24 PM

Great looking rack and I like the curves on the sides! Here’s some instructions on building one simular to yours: http://www.mickeyjedswoodworking.com/lathe-tool-rack-8/

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mafe

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 12:16 PM

So fine and fine work.
That will not only look good but also make it simple to reach for the right tool.
Wau to go.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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ldl

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 01:22 AM

Very nice rack. Looks easy to both get and replace the tools. May have to change my design after seeing this.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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ldl

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 01:07 PM

After looking at it again I really like the slanted bottom. I made mine with 1 1/2 plastic pipe and where I had to place it it gets shavings inside the holder and I have to blow it out from time to time.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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TheDane

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#11 posted 01-07-2013 03:14 PM

Dewayne—This is really a nice design … this sits on the stand my lathe is mounted on, right behind the lathe bed. Shavings just slide right off.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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