My lathe journeys. #46: ... new rack for the lathe tools.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 04-04-2016 08:09 PM 1694 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First off, a big LJs “THANK YOU” to David ( ) for the idea.

I TOLD you I was gonna steal it! :-)

Here’s the one David made…


This is what I did last year when I got the lathe.

But after awhile I realized the tools were a bit too close together for comfort. One or two pokes while reaching for a tool convinced me of that. So here’s my version of the one David made.



It is on a turntable, and made completely from things I already had. So Zero cost (YAY). Soon as I decided just where I want it for the best convenience for me, I’ll screw that bottom plate to the floor.

Enter standard disclaimer here… comments, complaints, critiques, etc, etc.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 08:36 PM

Woo Hoo! You go Joe!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 08:43 PM

You have a nice turntable next to a great turning bench (That is how a lathe is called here (draaibank)) Well done Joe. Again something to discuss with tour church buddy ;).

BTW Do you have here a new picture from yourself and———?.


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#3 posted 04-04-2016 11:57 PM

Hats off to you Joe. I like this type very much and have had a similar like one for a couple years. You will enjoy it a lot. Speaking of hats, I hardly recognize you without yours. Stranger, stranger.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 01:06 AM

Joe Nice job. I did some updates on mind


-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 01:24 PM

Good one Joe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 01:59 PM

Looks good, Joe.
Never enough room for chisels!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 04-06-2016 10:48 PM

Joe, looking at all the gear you have for your lathe along with other mates lathe kits I’ll never have enough room to get a wood lathe….BUT still the setup does look good and well organized..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 06-12-2016 11:32 PM

Nice design. I’m looking to do something like that for my turning turning tools. I have to save space, small shop.

-- Larry, Georgia

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