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    Turning tools holder/rack?

    Can some of you post pics of the rack you use to rest your turning tools on? By nature of layout, mine has to go on the wall behind my lathe, which is within arm's reach. I just threw one together but don't think it's going to work out. Thanks.
    Jerry

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    not much but here is mine,
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    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Hi,

    I went down to the shop and took some pics of mine. There is at least one photo with it fully loaded; the rest are partially loaded so you can see the construction. The holes are one-inch. Your's could easily be different or in other words, measure your tools prior to drilling. Two of my one-inch holes have notches extending outwards to handle 1.25 inch wide blades (the one-inch hole stops the handle from going through).

    The material is particle board with shellac finish to keep it from crumbling.

    I need a larger unit and will make it as soon as I can find time. Time is also the reason I didn't clean up the mess prior to playing photographer.

    Enjoy,

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    Here's mine. It's very sophisticated and I'm considering a patent, but just for the grape box. That leaves lots of other boxes for you guys to try.
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    I used 1" PVC, with the ends cut at an angle so I could used screws to attach it to a freestanding box. For wall mounting, you wouldn't necessarily need the box.

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    I built it about a year and a half ago, and it has held up very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Here's mine. It's very sophisticated and I'm considering a patent, but just for the grape box. That leaves lots of other boxes for you guys to try.
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    Those are some fine looking tools in your "junk???" pile. I assume you keep your diamond ring with your files. Sorry, the devil made me write that. The good side is that you gave me a good laugh.

    Enjoy and sharpen often,

    JimB
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    I made one that is mobile and its on rollers so I can take it outside into the driveway and place it how I want it. I usually have it close to me in back of where Im standing or to the side so i can turn around and reach for whatever I need to use.

    In the pictures you can see how I built it and can add additional shelves or whatever I need if I want to expand. In the picture it is a total mess right now because I was rearranging things and piled things up on it, and alot of my tools are under the lathe and not in the picture but I find it handy the way I did it.........

    The paper plates (food plates ) are for my shop cats that hang out with me when im out there turning.........LOL
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    I built a rolling cart for my turning accessories and then put two tool racks on the outside. One tool rack is on the back and one tool rack on one side. I roll it near my lathe and when I turn, I position it so the drawers face away from the lathe and the tool racks are towards the lathe. This keeps fewer chips and dust from infiltraiting the drawers and places the tool racks towards me for easy access.That's right Larry! They aren't laying on the bed extention any more......LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    not much but here is mine,
    Put a bar magnet on top & it'll work fine.
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    Good and timely thread.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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