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Project by Eric in central Florida posted 03-13-2013 09:45 PM 2512 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lot of tools hung on a magnetic bar over my bench and too close to the shop TV. Not a good idea, and it was getting pretty cluttered.

So, I saw a revolving tool holder in one of the current ,magazines and decided to put one together.

I made the whole thing out of one 2×10 x 48” Southern Yellow Pine board my friend Jeremy Greiner gave me.
The base was made out of some glued up old nasty pine I had laying around the shop.

And I finished it all in black gloss stain/poly.

I changed a few things around to suit my set up better and I like the result.

I took some pictures of the build in case any one wants to see.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.



-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 09:49 PM

Wow Eric, that went together really nicely.

You are way better at resewing than I am, the resawed board came out great.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 09:50 PM

Thanks pal, and thanks for the wood.
I liked working with it.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 10:17 PM

Eric, nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ellen35

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 10:42 PM

Neat idea, Eric. Organization is always such a bear!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 11:16 PM

Great idea, this would be a good addition in any shop! Nice!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-14-2013 12:41 AM

that is cool! looks like a super handy project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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hjt

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 01:42 AM

Very good Eric and so glad you posted lots of photos. The photos help me to see things I never thought of (since I”m not that experianced.) Forexample, using the router to as you did to cut out the base.

Have – have you gotten over to watch the Astros train this year. Only a few more weeks of Spring Training left.

And kutos to Jeremy- a great asset to LJ indeed.

-- Harold

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lew

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#8 posted 03-14-2013 03:20 AM

Great photo journey, Eric!

That’s a very useful project and it turned out great!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 10:32 AM

Nice. That will be fun to have.
And wow, lots of skill sets used to build this puppy.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 11:53 AM

I have 2 small (plastic) trays that sit on my bench which I toss pencils, punches, amd small items into. Problem is they seem to fill up with sawdust all the time. Your idea looks like it would blow off without having to empty it of all the items. Nice! Think I may hafta copy it one day. Favorited…

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eztrigger

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#11 posted 03-14-2013 12:43 PM

this is from the latest shopnotes i believe. good work, you convinced me i need to make one.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 03-14-2013 02:26 PM

Fab, Eric, I love shop projects! I had a plastic double decker revolving tool and small item holder for years. I finally threw it out because it took up too much room for what it would hold, and was starting to fall apart. Your gizmo is gonna last forever, and you can make it to fit your stuff.

My cutoff cart is done, so I need to take pictures and post it. Hopefully this weekend…........busy week…...

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 02:39 PM

Good job, Eric. Your project looks great, is very handy and is well thought. It’s all in the d├ętails. It is very inspiring. Congrats! I love it.

Best,

Serge

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#14 posted 03-14-2013 02:59 PM

Great job, I saw this on NCIS in Gibb’s basement. Then it showed up in Shopnotes Magazine. I’m 3/4 of the way donemaking mine. I work on it between glue up for blondies bridal chest. Cool post and fun little project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 03-14-2013 07:19 PM

Great job on a useful project.

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