Constantly switching tools while working at the lathe can make it difficult to track down the right one, especially with tools piled up amid shavings and clutter.

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Constantly switching tools while working at the lathe can make it difficult to track down the right one, especially with tools piled up amid shavings and clutter. With no extra shop space to devote to a large, permanent tool stand, I developed this solution.

Build a holder box like the one shown to accommodate your lathe tools. A simple bracket on the back side fits over the roller on an adjustable stand.

In use, the stand sets up within reach and adjusts to a comfortable working height. When done working, the holder box mounts securely to the wall with a cleat.
—Matt Seiler, Tinley Park, Ill.