Scroll Saw Blade Storage

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Project by MrsN posted 01-10-2009 10:54 PM 13675 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Late last night my husband said to me “you know, I think your saw would fit in the basement if we moved that old book case out”. So we moved stuff around and now I have my own shop space. (as a bonus mine has heat and AC and his only has a couple of turbo heaters)
Anyway, as I was moving my stuff around I decided it was time to upgrade my blade storage system. I was using a cardboard box, but it was falling apart and it was really hard to find the blade I wanted.
The design is loosely based on something similar that I saw once, but I can’t remember where. I tried to search the site to see if it was here but had no luck. If you were my inspiration, let me know and I’ll give you credit.
Built out of 1/2 inch plywood and 1/2 & 1/4 inch dowels. The blade tubes are 3/4 inch PVC pipes.
The larger holder has an diameter of 8 inches and the inner raised part is 4 inch diameter.
The smaller one has a diameter of 5 inches and was really a result of a miscalculation on my part (I cut the circle an inch too big, but didn’t notice until I had all of the holes drilled) But it turns out it works great for my sanding “blades”, so if anyone asks “I planed it that way”

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#1 posted 01-10-2009 11:19 PM

a simple solution to a small annoyance…an idea for me as well…thanks.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-11-2009 02:05 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 06-15-2009 11:33 PM

I really like your holder! Excellant!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 06-15-2009 11:38 PM

My scrollsaw comes with a built in drawer, otherwise I too would build this kind of project.looking cool well done I like the simplicity of the design regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 02:45 AM

Smart. I made a scrappy box to keep mine with compartments but I think this is more clever.

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 03:03 AM

Add some tags for the project to help it easier for those looking for something like this in the future. I really like this project as it makes it very easy to store and locate all of those pesky scroll saw blades.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 10:29 AM

I made one pretty much like yours, except I use the end caps of PVC on the top also to keep out the dust….at least I think that was the reason….sounds kinda dumb now..LOL

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 09:02 PM

You may be thinking of the zip-tie storage idea seen on instructables. Bunch of pvc pipes sized appropriately for each size of zipties you have…then duct-taped together. I actually made that in about 10 minutes.

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 09:26 PM

So you husband actually reclaimed his 3 sq ft of space in his metal working shop. LOL I am just a natural born trouble maker.

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#10 posted 08-15-2011 02:27 PM

sweet… beats mine… i used a couple pieces of copper tubing that sit in a copper end cap screwed to the table.

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#11 posted 04-21-2015 12:33 AM

What a gr8 idea. You could use this for just about anything. The scroll saw blades are definitely a good storage place.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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