|Project by Doe||posted 10-23-2013 04:05 PM||1613 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Did you ever get your centers mixed? It sounds really bad when you put a drive center in the tailstock. That’s what happens when you think too much about what you’re going to do instead of what you are doing. I never used the tool storage holes in the Delta stand so I added a platform for the centers and tool rests. I turned a snug fit tenon on squares of pine to support the platform. The headstock bits are on the left and tailstock bits on the right. I haven’t messed up since.
When I’m turning I have my tools in a flippy lid rolling toolbox and have only the ones that I plan to use. Since I prefer stick-it-in-something storage instead of put-it-on-something, the tools I’m not using are in a drawer behind me where they’re still handy. They’d rattle around too much so I made supports by drilling holes in a strip of wood and cut it in half. Rare earth magnets keep it in place. There’s another strip of wood with magnets at the front of the drawer so the business end of the tools don’t hit metal.
Thanks for looking.
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