Saw Blade Cabinet

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Project by RandyMarine posted 07-16-2010 03:27 AM 2649 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

One more shop organizational project done…All comments and observations welcome.

I built this to hold most of what I need for my table saw. I own some good blades and some not so good blades. This cabinet lets me store up to 12 blades, my dado stack, all my throat plates, my Incra Miter 1000HD, my blade cleaners, splitter, and push sticks and blocks in a very compact area.

This is the first time I have built any kind of cabinet…this goes with my motto build and perfect in the shop first! I want to build new cabinets for my kitchen with the Black Walnut I just cut down and milled for my neighbors yard ( or my wood gloat. I have not attempted anything like this before so I wanted to make something that would be useful and allow me to make some mistakes.

I have seen a few of these cabinets online and in magazines. It seemed easy enough and allowed me to jump right in.

I used some scrap 3/4” Birch plywood and 4/4” Pine for the parts.

As far as finish is concerned, I used 5 coats of stain and 3 coats of Poly. I secured it to the wall with french cleats.

I am very happy with the build and learned some valuable lessons…

1) Sheet goods are very easy to sand through the veneer.
2) I think I should use pre-stain on all projects to prevent blotching (I am not that good at finish yet).
3)Adequate spacing based on the human hand not electronic components, for moving parts.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 03:56 AM

Unique solution. Well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 04:11 AM

Like that idea! I have everything hanging on a hook at the moment.

What holds the blade on? It looks like a dowel rod, but is there a need to fasten? It looks as if you have blades on both sides of the holder. What keeps the back one on, or do you hold it with your fingers when taking it out?

Does the dado stack gets divided up between several holders, or is one holder deeper?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 04:14 AM

Neat set up Randy. I need to do something similar (of course i dont have that many blades…. yet…lol) to organize mine. I am all about something that helps me organize….lol

Oh yea, I ran into similar issues with stain (I am horrible at finish as well) when working with pine. One little trick I turn to now is to use jell stains. I am having much better luck with it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 04:33 AM

RonPeters…The is a 1/2” dowel in the center of the tray…I thought I might need a fastener, but whan it is hanging on the wall, nothing is going to budge it. When I need to get a blade, I hold it on both sides with my fingers…yes, there is a blade on both sides.

My stack came with a nice case…I just left extra room to stow it.

Mav…Thanks for the tip, I will have to see what is sold around here.

Thanks for the comments and ideas, keep them commin.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 11:17 AM

Good storage and a great contribution to organizing your shop Randy. I think you will find that shops need to be continually reorganized as your needs change, but having purpose built storage cabinets like the one you have made will make it easier to do those future reorganizations. You are right that projects for the shop are a great way to hone your skills and still get something useful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 02:19 PM

This is an idea I may have to borrow, nice job, I will post an under the workbench organizer I just finished last night.

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 11:57 PM

Nice saw blade cabinet.

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 02:51 AM

Nice work on that Randy. I like having all of those table saw items in the same place.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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