|Project by jeffwedekind||posted 03-04-2014 09:33 PM||1239 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been teaching myself a little basic turning lately, and decided I needed a proper place to put my lathe tools. (The cardboard box I kept them in was definitely cramping my style).
I decided while I was at it I could whip one up for some bench chisels as well, (I get in a little shop organizational mood every spring)... So here they are in all their simple glory.
I first drilled some stepped holes every 2 inches (if I remember correctly). For the chisel rack, I also used a counter sink as well to allow the conical shape of my Marples chisels to seat well. On the lathe tool holder, I drilled the upper/larger hole, to fit the base of the handle, and the lower/smaller hole to fit the ferule somewhat tightly. The goal being that when the tool was placed in the holder it would seat itself and not flop around or lay askew.
In addition, the chisel holder has a notch cut out of each hole sized to the narrowest part of the tang to allow me to lift the chisel up and out, but locking the chisel in place when placed in the rack.
The ”bow tie” inlay is simply for decoration and to cover up a small gouge that was in the wood. (Totally superfluous, but I wanted the practice).
Over-all I’m pretty pleased with both the form and function of each. I had considered many of the much fancier ( albeit, very cool) options I found on LJ’s ,but ultimately I decided WHY, and opted for SUPER SIMPLE!
Thanks for looking,
-- Jeff, eastern Wa