Test tube rack for scroll saw blades

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Project by Ocarp posted 01-31-2015 04:35 AM 1730 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I build myself a box-joint jig for my router table and I thought I would use it to make myself a little box. So I had all the pieces cut, but they sat in the corner for awhile because I just wasn’t all that inspired to make a simple little box.

Then I came across a deal of ten plastic 6” test tubes with caps for $5 and free shipping. So I ordered them with the hope that I could store my ever-increasing collection of scroll saw blades inside the test tubes. I slowly put two-and-two together, made my box, and used it to hold my test tubes. My little box project became rather fun! The only thing was that I didn’t have a 5/8” bit to drill the holes – I had to go one bigger and use 3/4” which makes it not quite as tight a fit for the tubes as I would have liked.

-- Geoff

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 05:53 AM

GREAT idea, why didn’t I think of that.

Thanks for sharing.
Now I don’t have to pitch sample tubes.

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 01:27 PM

This looks way nicer than my pill bottle storage system, Geoff! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 01-31-2015 02:59 PM

Nice set up Geoff. Just an FYI when I wanted tubes for my saw blades, I purchased them here:

25 tubes with caps for $7.99, free shipping. They are nice ones.

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#4 posted 01-31-2015 03:14 PM

Good thinking. That is a great way to organize scroll saw blades!


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