Kolya’s Lathe Tool Holder

Just a quick post.  My Son, Kolya, is 12.  He’s really been enjoying using our wood lathe and has made several nice candlesticks on it.

So yesterday I told him he should make a holder for the lathe tools.  We’ve got a half dozen turning tools, and they are constantly rolling around on the stand, always on the verge of falling off.  Annoying.  The holder is a simple deal, but he had to lay out the size, cross cut a piece of pine to length, rip it to width and plane the edges square.  I helped him lay out the locations of the holes, which he drilled with a bit and brace — including back drilling the holes to avoid blowing out the backside (always popular with middle school kids).  Then he sanded it and we attached it to our el-cheapo lathe.

Nice work buddy!

Kolya's Tool Holder

Kolya’s Tool Holder

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