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Project by PPK posted 01-23-2019 05:56 PM 914 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, this isn’t anything spectacular. But I thought I’d share it because it works really well, and is easy to do. I wanted my lathe tools to be easily accessible, protected from damage, and also for me to be able to grab the right one without having to pull each one out and check which tool it is. That’s what the little symbols woodburned on the handle representing the tool end are for.

It’s just made from some white oak scraps drilled/dadoed and glued together.

Expansion for more tools?? (We all know that never happens)
No problem, I’ll just add another layer with the appropriate notches onto my block!

-- Pete





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-23-2019 06:00 PM

hey some of the simplest projects are the best idea’s.sometimes people see these and go wow why didn’t i think of that.the symbols on the handles,great idea that many might not think of.i didn’t-lol.keep em coming pete.

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

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kiwilynne

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#2 posted 01-23-2019 06:37 PM

This a great idea. I’ve been meaning for ages to create some decent and easily accessible space for my lathe chisels. Thanks for the inspiration :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 01-23-2019 07:14 PM

Looks good and I bet it will be handy.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Andre

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#4 posted 01-23-2019 08:02 PM

Is it in front of your lathe? Dose it not get in the way, I built a rack on the back of my lathe bench which was of course too small as soon as it was built, waste of material, now I’ve got to figure out how to expand it somehow?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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PPK

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#5 posted 01-23-2019 08:07 PM



Is it in front of your lathe? Dose it not get in the way, I built a rack on the back of my lathe bench which was of course too small as soon as it was built, waste of material, now I ve got to figure out how to expand it somehow?

- Andre

It’s on the back. It won’t get in the way unless I extend the tailstock out a long way. And then I suppose I’d just have to pull out the tools closest to the tailstock. Or I could put a little spacer in between the leg and the holder.

-- Pete

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PCDub

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#6 posted 01-23-2019 08:44 PM

I like the symbols on the end. I put stickers on mine, but used WORDS. Shapes might be better, more intuitive!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 01-24-2019 04:10 AM

NICE!!!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 01-26-2019 04:50 PM

Nice work. If you are like me you will soon be making another one for more tools!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 01-26-2019 05:51 PM

Yep. Great idea. Gonna make one this weekend.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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