Lathe Tool Stand

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Project by Brett posted 05-17-2014 11:59 PM 2033 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is, a basic stand for keeping my turning tools easily accessible and identifiable.

I am starting to do a spring clean and rearrange in the shop while working on projects so, small steps are the only thing I am able to get to right now. This was one of those “I need to do” projects to get the tools off of the table top and to keep them from banging into each other all the time. I probably don’t need to mention all of the wood shavings that would bury them and then I would have to dig through it all to get to the right tool! ha ha

I was inspired to get this one done by seeing Roger's tool rack he made. Thanks Roger!

It’s pretty simple construction with plywood, glue, screws, staples and some cheap ($.97) flat black spray paint from the HD. It is freestanding and can be moved if necessary and I made it so I could tilt the rack back farther for tool clearance when turning a bowl, or anything that needs it.

Loosen the wing nut, remove the pin, tilt back and reinstall the pin and tighten the wing nuts. Do it again in the other direction and it back upright again!

Thanks for looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 06:16 AM

pretty nifty…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 09:49 AM

good job,Now everything is at hand

-- Antonín,Rožná.Česká republika

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#3 posted 05-18-2014 11:07 AM

Very nice lathe tool stand, great idea and well made. Thanksfor sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 06:27 PM

Hello Brett

Good job

Great idea

I love the pencil holder

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 04:03 PM

Its nice when you can work in a need to do it project.
I like how you have made this adjustable. Good thinking ahead.
I too liked Rogers setup. Thanks to the both of you I have some great ideas for when I get to making mine.


-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 05-23-2014 12:16 PM

Ok, thnx first of all Brett, secondly, I’m gonna say it…................Nice rack, buddy. :)

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

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