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Taipan1013

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10-29-2020 11:38 AM

I am new to woodturning and to the LumberJocks. I really appreciate the ability to ask other experienced woodworkers for help as I am learning how to turn wood. To setup my lathe equipment, I am wanting to build a lathe tool holder rack (looking for 2 level hold like Rob’s). I noticed that Rob Hix had posted a plan on the site on how to build a tool holder several year ago. I also noticed he has not posted on the site for several years. If anyone still has Rob’s plans or a similar plans, I would be extremely grateful if they could share their plans with me. Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Greg


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TheDane

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#1 posted 10-29-2020 07:53 PM

Rob Hix doesn’t ring a bell, but here is one I built 5 years ago:
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#2 posted 10-29-2020 09:55 PM

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/10098

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#3 posted 10-30-2020 02:12 AM

What size lathe do you have? I have two smaller lathes and just mounted them to a cabinet and made drawers underneath to put my tools inside.

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#4 posted 10-30-2020 08:51 PM

Those are nice looking racks but I do have some concern about the sharp edges sticking up.
Mine is similar but I store the tools with the sharp edges down and they rest on a piece of soft wood.

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#5 posted 10-30-2020 10:06 PM

... but I do have some concern about the sharp edges sticking up.

My gouges all have guards made from pieces of clear plastic hose, and my skews & scrapers have leather hoods that my wife made for me. I prefer being able to see the steel instead of a bunch of handles sticking up in the air.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Renegade1LI

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#6 posted 11-01-2020 02:51 AM

This worked well for me , I have them in order of use for me, easy to switch around, and they are in far enough to not be in the way.

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#7 posted 11-02-2020 01:01 AM

Thanks everyone for their suggestions and ideas. They were extremely helpful. I really do appreciate all the help, Based on your suggestions I made a holder that works in my shop. Again, I greatly appreciates everyones help.

Greg

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