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The Basement #38: Saw Blade Jackets

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 234 days ago 1339 reads 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: A couple of workshop updates..... Part 38 of The Basement series Part 39: The Wooden Hex Nut Jig.... »

Basically like LP jackets…...but peg board. It did occur to me that I could have used old Rolling Stones or Jim Hendrix record jackets, but that thought was too late.

When I moved into this house, there was a bunch of pegboard on the walls of the little shop. Don’t use much pegboard since the french cleat system went in, so it was nice to find a use for this otherwise worthless material…...

Ripped a stack of pegboard into squares:

Took a third of the stack and screwed it together so I could cut out the center section in one setup:

At some point, it occurred to me that the shortest 23 gauge pins for the nailer I had were 1/2”, some I cut some thin strips for the back so the pins wouldn’t go through and used a simple assembly jig – this is the assembly progression and used the pin nailer on both sides:

Cleaned them up on the spindel and belt sanders:

The idea here is to build one for each blade and keep track of the sharpening history…....and built a simple containment in the corner of one of the shop cart drawers:

Also, one the jackets is 2x deep for the 10” sanding disc – which uses 2 of the center inserts in lieu of the thin strips – here is the comparative photo:

Should be handy…...you can pull them out of the drawer and carry them around if so inclined…..

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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SPalm

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#1 posted 234 days ago

Wow Jeff.
You are one organized guy. I like the price though. And having individual jackets is a great idea.

Speaking of sharpening… where do you get your blades sharpened?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

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#2 posted 234 days ago

Thanks Steve, So far, I’ve just used a local shop for sharpening, but they didn’t do a very good job. Next time, I think I’ll bite the bullet and ship them to Forrest or Ridge Carbide. How about you?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 234 days ago

Very nice and super intuitive! I’ll follow suit.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 234 days ago

That is one case of serious OCD…

Organized

Carbide blade

Depository

Very impressive organizational skills you have. I especially like the sharpening record, or would that be LP album!!!

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

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JL7

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#5 posted 234 days ago

Thanks Russell…...I was going to use hardboard when it occurred to me I have TONS of useless pegboard…..enjoy…

Randy…..what can I say…...except, were you born this way?? You have a way with words…....thanks…..I appreciate it….funny stuff…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 234 days ago

Nice bit of work Jeff. I can say I never seen blades stored this way.
I want to see the condition of your sock drawer.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 234 days ago

That’s a nifty idea for those small pieces of pegboard. Good thinkin.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 234 days ago

Dave – the sock drawer IS a disaster along with the rest of the house, except for the shop…....priorities! Thanks for stopping by…..

Roger – those small pieces started out as a 4’ x 6’ piece! They have purpose now, besides firewood…...Thanks man….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 234 days ago

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#10 posted 234 days ago

I really do like the idea! Something to work on between two glue-up. Jeff, I need to ask; where did you manage to get a custom branding iron for you JL logo? Love it! :)

sam

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JL7

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#11 posted 234 days ago

Thanks Jeff!

Sam – the branding iron was built in the tool room where I used to work…..simple but effective…..thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#12 posted 234 days ago

I’ll take a dozen assorted 10 and 12 inch…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 234 days ago

great idea and build jeff.been wanting to build something to hold my blades.so if you don’t mind i might borrow your plan!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#14 posted 234 days ago

Marty – the bill is in the mail…....

Marty (2) – borrow away…..thanks…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 234 days ago

Damn, Did I just pass myself???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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