Show us your tool rack/cart

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by Douglas Ladendorf, May 15, 2014.

  1. RichColvin

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    I saw this design in "Woodturning" magazine a while ago. Don't remember the turner's name : a German fella. Really liked it and copied his idea.

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  2. Mike Johnson

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    Rich,

    That looks like a nice setup!
     
  3. olaf Vogel

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    So Steve, either you had professional cleaners in before these pictures, or...you're Swiss. :)
    I can't get my shop anywhere near that spotless.

    My normal state of affairs looks more like this:
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    When its not covered in dust...
     
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  4. Steve Arnold

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    LOL, wrong on both counts Olaf!

    For some reason, I just find it therapeutic to grab a broom at the end the day so that I can start with a fresh workspace the following day. Weird, I know. :confused:
     
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  5. Mike Johnson

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    Six inches of shavings on a concrete floor provides a nice cushion to stand and walk on.
    I am considering covering the entire floor in wood shavings and pouring clear poly over the
    entire surface for a finished floor. The daily wood turned shavings will be hard to discern
    from the finished floor. :)
     
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  6. Chuck Lobaito

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    Question for you - I have the same lathe and bench setup. How do you clean up the shavings in the bedways easily?
     
  7. Troy Nethaway

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    Does anyone have an issue with using magnets with theirctool holders and magnetizing the tools. Resulting in tool rub on the tool rest.
     
  8. odie

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    I do.........I have an issue with magnetized tools. They pick up grinding dust. I guess one could debate whether the microscopic metal dust interferes with the ability to smoothly slide on the tool rest, but I do everything I can to make the "slide" as slick as I can. That philosophy does result in better tool handling, when the main object is to provide a tooled surface, ready for sanding at the finest possible grit.

    When I see metal dust sticking to my tools, I get out the tape demagnetizer and eliminate the problem.

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  9. hockenbery

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    I dislike having magnetized tools. They sort of stick to the tool rest. I have a magnetic cup I use to hold hollowing tips accidentally magnetized a tool. It just would not slid smoothly on th tool,rest.

    If I have to push to overcome the "magnetic friction", gummed up dirt friction, bumps, or dents on a tool rest it intefers with letting the tool move withnthe cut.
     
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  10. odie

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    Back to topic.....Here are a couple of recent photos where the lathe itself serves as a platform for holding everything I need for sanding operations......it's sort of like a tool rack that is outside of the normal perimeters! IMG_2684.JPG IMG_2685.JPG :
     
  11. odie

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    Those of us here who have been turning for some time, realize our tool storage racks, carts, tables, drawers, and whatever we have that serves to make turning tools accessible and convenient.......realize this is NEVER a permanent thing. It's ALWAYS a WIP (Work In Progress).

    There is that old saying about "a woman's work is never done"........well, if you are going to continually make progress in your turning efforts, then the same-o applies to YOU and YOUR SHOP.......always and forever!

    Your shop is NEVER done.....even though you wish it were! There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done to improve it.....and you.....:D

    This is why this topic/thread is one of my favorites of all time. I really do enjoy seeing what and how others deal with putting together a shop that works for them. Often times, it gives me inspiration for improving my own shop!.....;)

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