Rubber ball saw till

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Project by PPK posted 07-20-2017 01:29 AM 1716 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some others have done, I made myself a saw till of sorts using scrap wood and some bouncy balls. I had some white paint out for a different project that I made, so said what the heck and threw on some white paint. Not that it matters, but now it matches pretty decent with my (dirty) white shop walls. I neglected to take a picture of the inner workings, but the concept is that there’s a wedge in each slot, and as the saw is slid down, the saw blade is wedged between the side of the slot and the rubber ball. It works really slick. Fits a dozen saws.

No, I don’t use that mini red plastic hacksaw… Its in there to demonstrate that you can hang thin blade saws too, such as coping or hack saws.

Edit a few months later:

My saws are falling out of the saw till. I’m not sure if it’s because of the rubber balls being the wrong type of rubber, or the wax that I rub on the saws sometimes to make them cut better. But, whatever the case, all my nice saw are falling out, and has caused me to quit using it, since I don’t really want to build new handles for my nice saws. It’s a slow process of them falling out… they’ll be fine for a week or so, and then one morning I’ll come out and find a saw or two on the floor. No, I don’t have a critter problem in the shop… they are just creeping on the rubber and falling.

I just wanted to post this in case it changes anyone’s decision to make a saw till!

-- Pete

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 01:53 AM

Great idea. Thanks for sharing it. My saws are just hanging on some nails. I really should make one too.

-- Woodify ~~

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 03:52 PM

This will make a nice addition to your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 11:06 PM

Well I’ll be….............It really does use rubber balls! That is a very clever idea!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#4 posted 03-11-2020 10:03 AM

Thanks for the update.

-- Petey

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