|Project by Darell||posted 12-28-2012 06:37 PM||4275 views||11 times favorited||14 comments|
This tool rack is a work in progress. It’s made from hackberry that I got free and plywood and is assembled using a kreg jig and pocket screws. That way if I want to change something it’s easy to do. It has taken a bit of planning to figure out where I wanted things to go to be in easy reach. Turning tools on the right above a shelf for tool rests, drive and live centers and a place for the knock out bar. I added a mini gulp dc hood for dust collection when sanding. It’s movable forward and back and tilt. 4” hose runs down the back of the cabinet and around the corner to the front where I can hook my dc hose up to it. Magnetic strips hold calipers, chuck wrenches and assorted other accessories. Shelf space for my chucks and I have my light mounted so it’s convenient and it can be moved out of the way. Hooks on either end for hanging my turning smocks and face shield.
A look at the back shows the routing of the dust hose and my vacuum chuck mounting.
This shows the dust hood pulled all the way out.
I have a couple of changes in mind when I get back to turning. I need another shelf for additional tools rests, a better way to store chucks besides just laying them down and I’m trying to come up with a better dust collection installation. I like the way it works but it could be better. And I’m going to rework the plumbing on the vacuum pump.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.