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.
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I really liked your idea, was looking to build a rack for my lathe tools, but most I saw were way to complicated, this is simple yey elegant. Only cost me about ten bucks for the PVC and the rest was scrap that I had in my woodshed. Thanks for the idea. Mike, Prescott Az.
What size PVC pipe did you use and how did you attach it to the backing board?
I used 2″ PVC for the rack in the picture. Important thing is to pick a size that will fit all your tool handles. Make it easy on yourself and just take your biggest-handled tool with you when you go to buy pipe 🙂
The pipe is attached with two screws – one at the top and one at the bottom. The angles on the pipe let me drive them with a long screw driver bit in my drill.