Super Organiser Person

After getting a good general idea of the layout recently, I had a look around the shed on Sunday, and decided that instead of just doing a general cleanup until such time as I got frustrated, I thought instead to focus on an individual area and really get it to how I want it, rather than the constant compromises.

First area attacked was around the lathe. I didn’t have time to finish, but it is a good start (and that may be subjective, but it only has to be functional in the eyes of he who will be using it!)

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The chisels are finally organised, easily visible and in easy reach. A few years ago, you may remember I had a magnetic storage rail for the chisels, but I found the biggest ones (long handled ones specifically) were too heavy and slipped. So I created a stop-rail, with a coved area for each handle. I need a second magnetic strip, but the proof of concept is functional.

I used the Torque Workcentre as the easiest way for me to cut the coves, with a Carbitool router bit. It is a custom bit- Carbitool made it for a customer, and some additional ones while they had the setup. So this bit came from their sales table, just in case I found a use for it in the future. Guess I did!

The shelf doesn’t need to be load bearing- the majority of the chisel weight is carried by the magnetic rail, it is just there to discourage the chisel slipping.

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The resulting cavity is perfect for the chisel handles (I’ve deliberately lifted one so you can see it!)

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The earlier-created lathe jaw storage fitted in well. Now I just have to add the extra jaws to it (Cole jaws, and Soft jaws), and come up with a chuck storage (probably a shelf).

So small steps, simple solutions, functionality.

8 Responses

  1. I wouldn’t have any setup that tempted me to reach over/across a lathe. No matter how careful you think you might be, all it takes is one brief lapse.

    • That is a very valid point, but it does come down to how you work too: I can’t think of a time I changed to a different chisel while the lathe was running (I’m a slow turner), and secondly as I am working with the head swung outboard, I am rarely needing to reach across the work anyway, running or not.

      But it is a valid point to consider nevertheless for anyone setting up their work site.

  2. It does look like a handy router bit which is perfect for the job. I hope that you are not turning into a one dimensional woodworker / turner Stu (pardon the pun).

  3. Seems a niggly setup to me

  4. I have a similar setup ,but used a wire mesh to support the bottoms to allow the shavings to drop through

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