Lathe tool tray

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Project by Woodknack posted 03-31-2013 03:01 AM 1872 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birch ply and ABS pipe, a cleat on the back fits in the lathe bed and keeps it in place. Now the lathe is up and running and my tools won’t roll around I can make some real projects.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 03:36 AM

excellent idea-looks good…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 04:23 AM

Nice, I’m gonna steal this idea.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 12:56 AM

Do you have issues with these becoming completely full of chips? I have DC and still end up with lathe leftovers everywhere.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 05:18 AM

No chip problems so far and I did a fair amount of turning today. A few stray chips do end up in there and some fall off the tools but not really, no. Here’s a shot where it sets on the lathe.

The remaining pipe will make nice holsters that will go on the front of the lathe for tool storage and for when I’m turning a long spindle and can’t use the tray.

-- Rick M,

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