Sturdy Saw Blade Box

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Project by oldguy2 posted 12-31-2016 04:25 PM 894 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My version of safe and organized saw blade storage. It takes up a small space, easy to sort blades, and holds up to a dozen or more blades. I don’t have the wall space for the wall racks and don’t like reaching in to those slots. With this box I used cardboard from christmas boxes and heavy plastic to separate blades, easy enough to get and prevent blade contacts. Two 5/16 dowels go the length of the box to add separation in the bottom.
Here are some numbers, since I made this as I went with the box first then trim. some dimensions were made to suit me. bottom sides 11 by 5 1/2 ends 5 1/2 front back 6 1/2 high x 5 1/2 wide. top side 5 1/2×11 each. ends cut to suit. all sides nailed and glued. Bottom piece was cut to suit and counter sink 6 screws and cover. 3/4 ply. Top takes no stress so is glued on 12 1/2×5 with decorative edges may be nailed. hinges can be what you have, I had some leaf hinges. Hasp in front and shaped a dowel pin and nylon cord to keep from loosing it. Also a bit of color in case it came loose. The handles mount on the bottom front and back so that when lifted you lift the main weight. I had extra flat screen molding and added long strips on the front and back edges to add decoration. This was a maple stain and polyurathane. I have had up to a dozen blades in it. I often buy a 10 in or even an 8 or 9 in blade of carbide at a sale if its a low cost. These will cut a 2x stock and you will only loose an inch of depth. If you are cutting rough or junk wood why not change to these low cost beater blades and let them work instead of that $50 blade if you are just rough cutting a lot of rough stock or dirty pallet stock. In my shop I had a radial arm saw, miter saw and 2 10 inch table saws so that’s 4 ten inch blades. And that’s why you might buy some beater blades to use on one saw for rough stock. But my best buy was a 60 tooth Freud blade for $15 still in the package from an auction.

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 12:57 AM

Great box and great idea. Thanks for sharing, I think I have my project for tomorrow.

Happy New Year

-- I've almost got all the tools I need, almost.

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