Too much junk, too little space, saws piled on the floor getting walked on, gotta do something. I’d like to build one of those big honkin saw tills but a quick tour of the available wall space with a tape measure quickly showed me that wasn’t going to happen. Plus, I was more interested in getting it done vs a project. So, a basic four stick saw till. I used 3 1/2” wide 4/4 oak for the stiles and 2” 4/4 oak flooring for the rails. The stiles are notched for the rails, which are screwed on (no glue) and screwed to a wall stud. The slots are about 50º (40º off vertical), 1 1/2” apart and gang cut on the table saw (safe enough with lots of clamps and backer boards). The handle side slots are 2 1/2” and the tip sides are 2”. I stuck onion domes on the ends to add some flash and keep it from looking like one of my 2×4 projects. The the short grain between the “tines” isn’t a very strong design but I think it will be OK until I fall on it.
Addendum: Over two years later, it is holding eight saws and looks the same.
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.