|Project by OSU55||posted 01-18-2014 05:06 PM||2499 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I needed a place to put my turning tools, but hanging something on the wall wasn’t a good option. My lathe (HF 34706) is on a mobile base and gets moved around vs a dedicated space. I finally came up with this lathe mounted holder that protects the tool tips and people. It’s mounted so that nothing protrudes outside of the base footprint, but it is possible to catch a handle, possibly damaging a tool but not the person.
It’s a simple wood box design, with recessed ends. Pieces of PVC pipe extending through the box and about 1” from each end. PVC couplers were cut in half and glued to each end. The pipe size (1”) won’t let the handles pass through, but even though I smoothed the cut ends the tool handles get marks. Probably as mush to do with the low grade finish on the handles as anything, but it doesn’t hurt functionality. My roughing gouges needed larger pipe, so I followed the same PVC approach but mounted them to the side with brackets. Colored round sticky dots from wally world were used to ID the tools – color coded by type and labeled with the size. Keeps the tools right there at the bench and protects the tips.