• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FORUM - UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT HERE!
[4]

Extended Jet Lathe Back Splash

January Project of the Month [3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

Bib Overalls

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2015
Messages
17
Likes
12
#1
Several months ago I spotted some neat brackets on eBay that facilitated hanging Aloris type tool holders on a flat vertical surface. They were cheap so I bought some for the Aloris tool holders I use with my Jet 1040 lathe.

Once I had them in hand the question became "were to I put these gizmos?" My answer was a 1 foot tall extension to the factory back splash. I bent it up out of 16 gauge because it was available and free but 18 gauge should be fine. I had originally planed on making the braces at the end out of sheet metal but when I tried I couldn't make the necessary bends with the break I was using so I made then out of 1" square tubing and 1" angle iron. In the process I got a couple of near at hand places to store my chuck wrench and dial calipers.

The back splash was painted with Rustolium Canvas White. I got quart can from Home Depot. It was a special order. You can also order it in spray cans.

Also note the simple bracket I made out of a stainless steel scrap for the tail stock accessories.
 

Attachments

rgray

Active User
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2012
Messages
958
Likes
481
#2
I like that. Especially the reflection on the tailstock tools that makes it look like there are twice as many.
 

Silverbullet

Active Member
Active Member
Joined
May 4, 2015
Messages
3,070
Likes
1,442
#3
Very nice job, looks like a special order accessory. Great to have a brake when needed. Storage is always premium in a shop even a home hobby. YUPP you did great , bet others may want one.
 

DAT510

H-M Supporter - Premium Member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2016
Messages
255
Likes
154
#4
Nice. Can you share the eBay link for the brackets?
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top