Lathe Tool Rack

This project was made from store bought, red oak lumber but any straight wood should work.

2 boards 1” x 6” x 24”
3 boards 1” x 4” x 28 ½”
14 screws 2 ½” long
4 screws 1 ¼” long
The Measurements:
A – project width = 30”
B – project height = 24”
C – backing board = 1” x 4” x 28 ½”
D – board was 1”x 4” x 28 ½”
then center cut length wise
E – side boards = 1” x 6” x 24”
F – angle shelf board = 1” x 4” x 28 ½”
Step 1 – Lay out 12 each 1 ¾” holes in the center of board D. The holes are about 2 ¼” on center of each other. There is about 1 7/8” from the edge of the board to the center of the first hole. A 1 ¾” Forstner bit works well for cutting the holes.

Step 2 – After the holes are cut, cut the board length wise on the center line to make 2 equal notched boards.

Step 3 – Do a pre assembly fit check.
Board F is angled at 26 degrees and located to the front. The front half of board D is located to the front and 4 ¾” from the bottom. The back half of board D is located 9 ¾” from the bottom and set back from the front 2 1/8”. Board C is located 17” from the bottom. Note: The measurements are from the bottom of the rack to the bottom of each board.
Step 4 – Drill pilot holes for every screw and a screw pass through hole only on the side boards. When screwed together, this method will give the strongest hold without splitting the wood. Counter sink the holes if counter sunk screws are used.
Step 5 – Screw together all parts with the 2 ½” screws and use the 1 ¼” screws for the notched side of both halves of board D.
Step 6 – Finish to taste.
Step 7 – Use the backing board C to hang the rack on the wall.
Final note: The angle of board F and the placement of both halves of board D are rather critical. A very small adjustment to these measurements varies the angle that the turning tools will rest.