Tool Organizers, Lathe, Chisels, Drill Bits

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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 05-03-2014 09:12 PM 5182 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some miscellaneous organizers I made out of scraps to help me find things better.

I have the assortment of lathe tail pieces and plunger behind my lathe within easy reach.

Organized hand chisels to protect them better than rolling around in a drawer. Put together 2, 3/4” pieces of MDF. Cut dado’s in one piece 1/4” deep (thickness of chisel) and wide to fit width of chisel. Glued them together.

Stand for assortment of odds and ends of drill bits, specialty bits, etc.

I have seen such things others have done, not these, and it was helpful for me. Thought I’d share a few of my mad but simple creations.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 10:04 PM

Great Idea!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 12:13 AM

Great idea for the lathe stuff, those things just don’t seem to be comparable with a peg board. Thanks for the photos.

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 12:25 AM

organization yes!!! I need more of it.

But here’s a little hint.

I had made a similar block to hold router bits out of KD oak. Some router bits are seldom used, and after 4 or 5 years, I noticed that a little used one seemed to be stuck. Pulled it out and the shaft had surface rust on them.

That block was in a tool box, but it was stored in the truck for a period of time.

Might not hurt to wipe those shafts with a thin oil.


-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 05:11 AM

Good point Eic. But does oil get gummy after time? Would perhaps parafin wax be good?


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#5 posted 05-04-2014 02:27 PM

Make the holes rather larger, and then line the holes with short pieces of plastic tubing. Choose an inside diameter to suit the piece being inserted. You will notice that all new display cabinets of router bits are made this way.

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 02:58 PM

These are great organizers and will nice additions to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-04-2015 04:48 PM

I like the lathe tool organizer. Great idea on all of them.

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