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    turning tool storage

    Now that my stand is about done I was thinking that I should incorporate some kind of tool storage rack or tray or something. Any thoughts about what style I should go with. Right now I have a tray that slides back and forth on the lathe bed but its a pain. I think that I saw the design in Ernie Conover's lathe book but I can't remember for sure.

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    Here is my solution. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	37893 It make it easier when you are changing from 1 tool to another.
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    Hi,
    These magnetic strips are what I use.
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    I built a roll around table with pvc tubes to hold the tools... I can move the stand to where ever I might want the tools... mostly it sits at the end of the big lathe between the two... I have a little Jet1014 and a Jet1442.
    I'm going to have to cull the tools before I can put any more in there. It a lot fuller now than when the picture was taken.

    The pictures aren't all that great..
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    Dave, I have a rack on the wall, but my go to tools (oland tools, spindle gouge, parting tool) are all on a tray like this pic from Laymar Crafts website. Keeps them close and handy.

    Lots of other great ideas on that site too BTW.
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    Jeff, I like that little rack. I too have a rack mounted to the wall but I always need to set my current tool down and it always wants to roll away. I might have to make something like that.
    Now, if only I had a rack to set my pencils in. I can never find a pencil in my shop when I want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Dave, I have a rack on the wall, but my go to tools (oland tools, spindle gouge, parting tool) are all on a tray like this pic from Laymar Crafts website. Keeps them close and handy.

    Lots of other great ideas on that site too BTW.
    Thats the kind of tray I use but mine is much wider and I find it too get in the way too much, maybe its just too big.

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    Made mine out of scrap wood i had laying around and attached it to a mobile work bench
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mills View Post
    Hi,
    These magnetic strips are what I use.
    Mike
    Mike, I would assume the tools become magnetized. Does this cause a "drag" on the tool rest when working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Mike, I would assume the tools become magnetized. Does this cause a "drag" on the tool rest when working?
    From what I've read by guys using the magnetic holders, the tools don't become magnetized enough to cause a problem.
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