Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Lathe tool holder storage rack

  1. #1
    Supporting Member threesixesinarow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    162
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 335 Times in 91 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    threesixesinarow's Tools

    Lathe tool holder storage rack

    This is how I keep the tool holders for the quick change tool post on my smallest lathe. They snap in place and canít fall off even when I brush against them.

    There are better ways to organize large collections of tool holders that donít obscure what tool each one holds like mine does - for me a system like Frank Fordís drawer inserts would probably be the most secure and efficient, though rods or dowels like on JimGlassí rack could save material compared to individual dovetails.

    But I only have seven holders for this lathe and including the over-long height adjusting screws theyíre less than 1-1/4Ē tall so they fit nicely under the lathe cabinet.

    I milled the dovetails, chamfers, and relief for the height adjusting nuts on the edge of a piece of scrap 1/2Ē plastic, milled some slots across the bottom to separate the holders, and sawed progressively deeper slotting cuts on the edge until the thinner bottom tabs felt like they had the right spring.

    Lathe tool holder storage rack-thh01_oncabinet.jpg Lathe tool holder storage rack-thh02_frontobliquewithtoolholder.jpg

    Lathe tool holder storage rack-thh03_frontobliqueempty.jpg Lathe tool holder storage rack-thh04_bottom.jpg

  2. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,089
    Thanks
    575
    Thanked 1,389 Times in 1,250 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Thanks threesixesinarow! We've added your Lathe Tool Storage Rack to our Racks category,
    as well as to your builder page: threesixesinarow's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •