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Tool Block for my brother's leather working tools

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Project by Guy posted 03-07-2019 06:09 PM 1124 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it’s been a while since I have posted any projects. I’ve finished a few but haven’t put them up. I’ve been turning pens as well as of late. This project was for one of my younger brothers who is into Leather working. He is getting much better and had run out of room for his tools. He made me a leather portfolio for my business for Christmas. It is amazing. I’ve had this block of poplar in the shop for the better part of a year now and decided it was time to use it. The drawers are made of walnut and I hand turned the knobs on the lathe (first time). It turned out pretty nice. I didn’t keep track of my time or cost because of who it was for and I figured it was a one time build. Turns out he has posted it to all of his leather forums and now I have several folks that want one like this. If I make more I think I will use Ash instead as it is harder and will stand up to the abuse a bit more. But he really likes it and loves the color. He took it home and immediately transferred all his tools. I added a picture that has it filled up and his old block. I cut the bottom of the block off on a 15 degree angle and then flipped it around and glued it back on to give him about a 30 degree face. He says he can see his tools much better. The overall project is about 40 inches long.

-- Our fears are traitors that make us loose the good we might obtain by fearing to attempt. Guy





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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-07-2019 06:37 PM

These came out really nice. I have a bunch of vintage ones that came with leather tools I purchased.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 03-07-2019 07:00 PM

thats a nice setup he’s gonna love that organization,great job.

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2019 07:56 PM

Excellent. I have been on the verge of something similar for my drill bits (jobber, fostner and brad point sets).

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#4 posted 03-07-2019 08:19 PM

Very nice. Did you drill all of those holes (they look fantastic) or was this done on a CNC? What a great organizer!

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Guy

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#5 posted 03-07-2019 09:08 PM

Very nice. Did you drill all of those holes (they look fantastic) or was this done on a CNC? What a great organizer!

I drilled them all individually on the drill press. Don’t have a CNC yet. Maybe some day.

-- Our fears are traitors that make us loose the good we might obtain by fearing to attempt. Guy

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WayneC

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 09:35 PM

I think he should make you some strops in return. Perhaps some leather for your vise jaws as well. :)

Oooh. Tool rolls, blade guards, lol the list goes on.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 03-08-2019 12:20 PM

Great looking project. While the first thing everyone notices is the tool blocks, I thought the walnut drawers were a nice feature as well. Are the blocks attached to the drawer boxes?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 03-08-2019 07:52 PM

Wow…that’s hughe! Those holes are realy drilled in some impressive order.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Guy

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#9 posted 03-08-2019 08:19 PM



Great looking project. While the first thing everyone notices is the tool blocks, I thought the walnut drawers were a nice feature as well. Are the blocks attached to the drawer boxes?

- EarlS

Thank you. Yes the blocks are attached to the drawers. I debated leaving them separate but in the end decided it would be better to attach them.

Thank you all for the comments.

-- Our fears are traitors that make us loose the good we might obtain by fearing to attempt. Guy

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Kelster58

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#10 posted 03-09-2019 12:11 AM

Very nice…..That’s a very useful and well done project !!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#11 posted 03-12-2019 06:38 AM

Wow ! I do some leather work too, that’s got to be a $1000 worth of tools ! ! I know ! ! ! Great job ! My tool rack is on a multi layer lazy Suzanne type.

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#12 posted 03-16-2019 04:27 AM

Seeing the whole stand filled up is pretty surreal. You’d have to be pretty damn dedicated to have so many tools and I bet it cost a pretty penny to collect all of them!

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Guy

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#13 posted 03-16-2019 06:07 AM



Seeing the whole stand filled up is pretty surreal. You d have to be pretty damn dedicated to have so many tools and I bet it cost a pretty penny to collect all of them!

- StephenGiderson

He is and has more still and is planning on adding to them still.

-- Our fears are traitors that make us loose the good we might obtain by fearing to attempt. Guy

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#14 posted 03-22-2019 02:49 PM

Now that’s organization and will be met with a warm welcome at the workstation.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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