Alex Neufeld
Project Notes

Rack for large lathe tools

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It's summer, and that means it's time to hide in a machine shop and fabricate stuff. This project is for a friend of a former employer's shop. they wanted a way to store the tooling for a large lathe in a way that would be accessible, but take up less bench space. We settled on a kind of lazy-suzan design, using a cheap trailer axle as a pivot (Take note, that particular feature works surprisingly well for what it cost!)

As usual, I got about 80% of the way through a proper CAD model, before giving up and just building it by eye:

The rest of this post is just a dump of photos I took during the build process. Perhaps they'll be interesting to someone.

Thanks for looking.