Swing by and turn to efficient tool storage on the double

- —Mike Staszak, New Braunfels, Texas

To store my collection of turning tools, I designed this dual-sided, hinged rack. It hangs on the wall near my lathe.

The two-sided rack consists of a simple frame assembly with a 1⁄4"-wide groove centered along the inside to hold a plywood panel. Size the frame to fit your set of tools. On the inside bottom, drill shallow counterbor­es for the handles. Then glue up the frame and panel.

Along the bottom, a wide rail secures the tool handles so they stay put when swinging the rack. Notched racks glued to the center panel hold the business end of the tool. I slipped a section of pipe insulation over a short bungee cord to hold the tools securely.

Mount a length of 2×4 vertically on the wall to mount the rack using a continuous (piano) hinge.

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