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Headstock Tool Rack

I made a rack to sit on the headstock and hold my chuck keys, allen wrenches, and a few other tools I want to have nearby.

It’s simple: A chunk of scrap wood, with a lip routed out to fit the headstock, and 3 rare-earth magnets to hold it on. Looking at the pictures, it appears I cut out for the headstock and glued on another piece for the top. Whatever works.

The magnets aren’t enough to hold up the weight of the chuck allen keys, but adding the lip over the top of the headstock does the trick.

I drilled holes for the wrenches and things so that the shorter ones are in the middle, and don’t interfere with the spindle handwheel.

Sanding Disk Storage

This is how I store sanding disks, in PVC pipe end caps.

They are in a drawer so they stay clean of chips and sawdust. And Velcro-up so I can pick them up one at a time using the mandrel on my sander.

I don’t rely on the PVC to align the disk on the mandrel. I haven’t had any problems aligning the disks by hand.

Another Airgun Hanger

Here’s another thing I use to hang my air nozzle on.IMG_3975

It’s just a scrap of wood with rare-earth magnets epoxied to the bottom so it will stick anywhere when I want the air nozzle within convenient reach.

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Really handy when working the inside of a hollow-form and I’m using the air all the time.

Airgun Hanger

Pretty simple, but it’s been helpful. I added a big screw eye to a piece of scrap wood and attached it to the end of my lathe (using holes that were already there for attaching extensions etc). I put it on the headstock end because otherwise the hose was just underfoot too much.IMG_3960.jpg

Tool Rack

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This is my turning tool rack.  Some PVC pipe screwed to a board, attached to the wall over a narrow shelf.  The important bit (as I discovered with a previous attempt) is the gap between the bottom of the PVC pipes and the shelf, to let out any chips that get in the pipes.

The “business end” of the tool is up and exposed so I can find the tool I’m looking for.  The rack is mounted high enough that I’m not going to accidentially stab myself reaching for a tool.