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Shop upgrades (lathe tool holder and Sharpening stone holder)

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Project by TonyArru posted 12-12-2018 05:31 PM 2768 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know these are not the most exciting projects in the world, however, when I was building them and trying to find ideas online for different design possibilities, it was very helpful to see what everyone else has made before me. So, I wanted to upload these for future lathe tool holder builders!

They are mostly made from “1 by” pine that I had left over in my shop and some plywood off cuts as well.
The lathe tools rest at an angle so they don’t fall out, and they are secured with a strip of wood that goes across the front of the holder. Its actually pretty self explanatory…lol.

The sharpening stone holder was custom fit with strips of pine on a pine base. they fit snuggly in place so they don’t move while sharpening plane irons and chisels. I have no way to secure it to my bench, so I thought about adding a wider strip to the front edge that would extend down past the bench top and hook the edge of my bench, or to be clamped in my vise.

Hope these help someone. Thanks for looking

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut





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pottz

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 05:48 PM

maybe not exciting but very helpful to as you said those looking for ideas for their own shop.many things ive made came about from others posting theirs so ive always posted mine for the same reason.as a matter of fact im also in the need for something to hold my wet stones.thanks for sharing.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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TonyArru

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 06:14 PM

Glad I could help…Sometimes, when my shop becomes more organized its exciting for me…I love the look of these hanging on my wall, mostly because it cleared up the bench my lathe rests on! lol. Good luck and thanks for the kind words.

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 06:35 PM

Only problem is every time I make a tool holder it is to small too soon!
Sharpening station has been on my to do list way to long.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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TonyArru

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 06:47 PM

Haha, immediately after building my lathe tool holder my first thought was “wait, now I can’t buy any more tools!!” My wife would be happy with that! But, ill just make a bigger one!

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 08:47 PM



Haha, immediately after building my lathe tool holder my first thought was “wait, now I can t buy any more tools!!” My wife would be happy with that! But, ill just make a bigger one!

- TonyArru

Everytime I build in extra space I think this should be enough. Never is…. LOL

Nice wok

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 10:42 PM

First, can I have those tools? I expect the answer to be no…. so nice work.

-- Petey

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AlanJ44

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#7 posted 12-13-2018 01:22 AM

Like,

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 01:35 AM

Looks good and sure will make turning on the lathe easier and more efficient. Great job

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JRAP

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 05:49 AM

Really nice Tony. I get so much satisfaction too, when I make things for the shop. Great job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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TonyArru

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 05:30 PM



First, can I have those tools? I expect the answer to be no…. so nice work.

- Peteybadboy

Lol! you can have these tools too…just take out your wallet and don’t think about it. Actually, some of those tools I bought the steel shank only, and made the handles myself. I saved loads doing it that way. Now I have custom handles on nice Titanium Nitride coated Sorbey tools.

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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#11 posted 12-16-2018 01:43 AM

A project like this has been on my to do list for a long time. Well Done! Thank you for sharing it.

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TonyArru

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#12 posted 12-17-2018 12:30 AM



A project like this has been on my to do list for a long time. Well Done! Thank you for sharing it.

- DFWWoodguy

Its my pleasure! thanks for looking…I have so many more shop upgrades (in my head) too, good luck on yours.

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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