Lathe tool holder

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-18-2018 08:56 PM 1303 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently went to the St. Louis woodworking show, and I’ll be darned if 4 of those fancy new wood lathe tools with replaceable carbide inserts jumped into my shopping bag :)

Of course, the next step was to build a lathe tool holder for the new tools.

I had built a lathe tool holder first in the early 80s, then a 2nd one in 1993. I used the same basic design for the latest one. A tilted board at the bottom helps the lathe tools achieve the proper vertical position using gravity.

The lathe tool holder is made from 1/2” thick common pine, with a boiled linseed oil finish.

I put the design into the Sketchup ware house.

If you are interested in my Trials & Tribulations building this project, see


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 09:02 PM

I like it.
My procedures and skills do not include sketchup, so that element is also impressive to me.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 09:06 PM

I like it.
My procedures and skills do not include sketchup, so that element is also impressive to me.

- jimintx


sketchup is free. If you get stuck and don’t know how to draw a certain feature, you just google it, and you will probably find a Youtube video that shows you how to do it.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#3 posted 02-19-2018 03:06 AM

Nice work, myself I just use a napkin, if I am really fancy maybe a piece of notebook paper. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 02-19-2018 05:15 AM

That is one very tidy organisation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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