Scrollsaw Blade Storage

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Project by Kirk posted 01-17-2013 09:46 PM 4615 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need a place to keep my blades handy.
So I ordered some storage tubes, not real happy with them, but they were cheap and not glass.
So I drill some through holes through a 2×4, mounted a strip of wood on either end, and put a dowel though that.
Thus, the tubes sit on the dowel and any sawdust that get in, falls out.
Mounted it to the legs, and put a knob.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 10:12 PM

It looks nice and professional, Kirk. Self cleaning, too!

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 12:20 AM

Great project…. well done

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 05:27 AM

Good idea! Frees up a lot of shelf space otherwise taken up by blades.

-- Danielle -

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 03:21 PM

Great idea!

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 04:20 PM

Very cleaver. Your blade storage set-up is one of the best I’ve seen.

-- Intarsia92

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 07:10 PM

They look extremely well done.I will contanplate doing just the same with mine I have a really nice big delta with a metal stand I made for it welded etc and this would just be the business for holding my blades where did you get the holders? Alistair

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 10:19 PM


I can’t tell you, I lost the invoice.
But they were only less than $6 a dozen. They are cheap.
I might replacing them if I can find something better.
By the way, I cut the label from the packaging of the blades so that I would know what’s in each tube. That’s a little like work, but makes it easier for me.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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