Scroll saw Blade storage

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Blog entry by CFrye posted 05-17-2013 12:24 AM 1928 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While at Mom’s the other day I salvaged an empty pill bottle (fish oil, it’s BIG) thinking “This might be big enough to put scroll saw blades in.” Brought it home and today, while waiting for finish to dry… I tried it out and with some scrap 1/8th inch plywood made the holder.

Nothing fancy. I didn’t even sand it.
I made a ‘collar’ that will keep the blade ends in the center of the bottle so as to not interfere with the lid and labled it with the blade tpi in each given section.

I thought about putting a rotating top on it so I could dump out one size blade at a time but decided it wasn’t necessary and probably wouldn’t fit.

I have a drawer/bin on the scroll saw for blade storage but it is really hard to open. I can keep the new storage bottle right by the saw and not have to go to ‘the tool room’ for a new blade! Maybe, down the road, I’ll make a more elegant holder like others on here have posted. For now, free stuff rules!
Thanks for looking. Comments are welcome.

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 05:40 AM

Nice idea.
Mom doesn’t need her pills anyway….......................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 04:00 PM

Thanks Mike. I did say it was an empty bottle. I will admit, though, if I NEEDED it before it was empty…those pills would have found a new home! When the light bulb comes on you have to act before it fades and you are in the dark again!

-- God bless, Candy

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Steve Tripp

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 11:36 PM

Excellent idea. I was just searching for scroll saw blade organizers and this popped up.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 01:50 AM

Glad you like it Steve.

-- God bless, Candy

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Cameron Robertson

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#5 posted 07-03-2014 03:43 AM

Do you have a banana for scale? Just kidding. Anyway, I fully support your sentiment on the fact that “free stuff rules”. Who doesn’t like free stuff right? You can save a lot of money while having something new and useful all at the same time. I have done quite a number of recycling projects just like this for my household. They range from storage baskets and boxes for bottles around the kitchen, towel racks for the bathroom, and many other simple yet useful creations. The key is to be creative and utilize all the things that you already have instead of forking out money for new items.

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 04:46 AM

Bananas vary so in size. How about a Kiwi? Heeheehee Thanks for commenting Cameron. How about posting a project or blog of your own?

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 07-03-2014 10:13 PM

Looks like you found something that works.
I will be needing SS blade storage myself, soon….
That is as soon as I get a permanent home for my DW788.
I’ll have to keep my eyes open for a similar solution!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 07-04-2014 02:08 AM

Randy, I would hope you could improve on this!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 09-26-2014 08:07 AM

That looks pretty intricate to me because the opening of the bottle looks so small making the process complicated. You must be really good at this that you are able to achieve such a complicated system in such a small space. Kudos to that! Recycling has always been a hobby of mine and I always aim to produce as much storage space as possible for any purpose at all using things that I already have.

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#10 posted 09-26-2014 12:56 PM

Hi, Regan! The bottle is over 5 inches tall and 1.5-1.75 inches in diameter, so it is fairly large. I am just a beginner at scrolling. Thank you for looking and commenting, and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 03-31-2015 12:10 AM

Great idea!! I love the dividers for a round tube!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 03-31-2015 03:42 AM

Thanks, Jim! Hope you’re having a safe and uneventful trip home.

-- God bless, Candy

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