CHISEL HOLDER - For Wood Lathe

http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/proj_articles/chiselholder/index.htm
This is geared to a Shopsmith, but easily enough adaptable to other types. Something similar would work well enough on mine, and it only resembles the Shopsmith in the fact that it's a lathe.
JOAT It's not hard, if you get your mind right. - Granny Weatherwax
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 17:07:19 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Joat... i built a couple of them years ago and the main problem with them is that they get covered with shavings... I built one that went on the top rails but it got in the way.. *g*
I've played with a lot of things that didn't work, but something that I use a lot is pretty much like the shopsmith one, but mounted at about a 45 degree angle on an old stand for a roller support... Nice to have near the lathe when you're turning and in a corner somewhere when you're not...
BTW: will that hold your rasps and planes for turning big stuff? *g*
Mac
https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis/wood_stuff.htm
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Hey Mac, ever consider a rolling cart? I've got a little wire one that works like a charm. Points go down between the wires, chips fall right through, and you can stick other stuff on it as well. Works so well, I never did get around to building one.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Actually, I've tried 2, not rolling, though... One was the silverware tray from an old dishwasher, the other the "kids seat" from a trashed shopping cart... both worked ok, but I didn't like the idea of bumping a freshly sharpened chisel against the wire if I missed the opening in the wire a bit...
I'm sort of copying one that was in an AAW magazine last year for the new shop.. using short lengths of 1/2" and 1" pvc pipe...
Mac
https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis/wood_stuff.htm
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Sat, Oct 7, 2006, 8:50am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@bajadavis.com (macdavis) thusly doeth posteh: Joat... i built a couple of them years ago and the main problem with them is that they get covered with shavings... I built one that went on the top rails but it got in the way.. *g* <snip> BTW: will that hold your rasps and planes for turning big stuff? *g*
Most of the stuff in my shop is covered with a patina of sawdust anyway, but it "is" kinda nice to be able to find the tool you want quickly. I think something along the same lines, but on the front leg of my lathe stand would work best. Could just spot which toolI wanted and grab the handle and viola.
Nah. I'll just leave the rasp in it's usual place. Doesn't work that well on the lathe any way. Ah yes, the power plane. Definitely a precision lathe tool. Just now I'm musing on some type of "frame" to hold it, to allow precise planing. If I were just wanting it for carving mallets woulen't be a biggie, just make one end short, for the handle, and the other taller, for the head of the mallets. However, I'd prefer some type of adjustment, for planing different thicknesses, and haven't figured out a method I'm satisfied with - yet.. Once I get it all figured out, I'll make you gus a real good price on plans.
JOAT It's not hard, if you get your mind right. - Granny Weatherwax
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I have the HF 1236 (equiv) and I made a rack that fits on the front legs and will hold (IIRC) 15 tools 'handle up'. I accounted for the shavings fallout by making each tool holder a slot with just a crossar to keep them from falling out. I can run the shop vac over the whole to clear the shavings when they get built up without even removing the tools.
BIll
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.