Scrolling Blades Container

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Project by woodbutcher posted 10-20-2007 05:01 AM 1746 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Needed a box to keep current in use up front!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 10-20-2007 06:12 AM

Cool. I’m assuming you used your scroll saw to make the letters. They look great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 06:30 AM

Great idea.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 10-20-2007 11:01 AM

that’s awesome!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-20-2007 03:28 PM

Wayne…I’m assuming he uses his scroll saw a lot!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 10-20-2007 04:24 PM

Nice work and very useful also!

-- Spread love with our work

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#6 posted 10-20-2007 08:16 PM

That’s a good idea! I’m always loosing my little wired stack of fret saw blades. Great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 10-20-2007 10:21 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen-ty all-Tom (mot), I’m always getting the different blades mixed up so I put the little tube holders on the front of the box so I’d know which blade was being used and could return it to the same tube or find another of the same kind when I broke the one in use, which is most often the case! herbr-TY-and yes it does really serve a purpose for me and the old tired eyes trying to identify the blades in use. Dadoo it’s the most relaxing machine in the shop for me and I don’t think I get to use it enough-LOL- WayneC you’re right on I just cut the letters out and then glued them on the side!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#8 posted 10-20-2007 10:28 PM

I hope we get some lessons on the machine, soon!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 10-21-2007 08:09 AM

Yes, I’d like to know which machine you favor.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 06:02 PM

Where can you get those tubes there handy

-- A. Molloy

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#11 posted 02-26-2008 06:34 PM

Nice job on the blade holder. I tend to forget which blade I’m currently using. What kind of scroll saw do you use?

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#12 posted 02-27-2008 01:28 AM

I’m with you Paul…. The blade I’m currently using has survived the last 3 projects I’ve done and I love it… but what is it? I have no idea!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 02-27-2008 01:34 AM

Great idea on the tub box. I’ve got a wire rack and the tubes slide all over the place and don’t sit straight.

I’m guessing it is just a drill bit hole and drop them in.

I’ve always put the blades back in the tube that I was using. At least I think it was the tube I was using. having a separate tube for used blades is another over-the-top suggestion. Also thinking outside the box. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 02-27-2008 02:29 AM

aaronmolloy the tubes were purchased at along with alot of other accessories-great service and very easy to deal with people-they’re better than a lot of vendors on the internet!
Paul D I’ve got the Dremel scrollsaw with the sanding attachment included-I’m assuming that it’s a good tool for the money since I didn’t try any others prior to purchasing-it has some vibration that I’d like to eliminate, in other words I’d prefer to have none-but I’m not sure that is possible with any of them from what I’ve heard.
MsDebbieP you’re much gentler obviously with the blades than I am! When I first began scrolling I seemed to get longer life out of the blades than I do now-I seem to constantly push them to the limit now and of course that results in going beyond the limit also!-lol
Karson-you’re dead on with your reckoning! I have to make things as simple as I can for me to be comfortable with them-which means eliminating any chance for error, thus blade in use is isolated from others outside the box with the identifying tube awaiting it’s return-or providing quick acess of another of the exact type! I also drilled holes in the boxs’ bottom to eliminate the build up of dust or trash. Your observations are extremely astute Karson. I’m sure that is one reasonYou’re able to come up with the most amazing ways of solving your needs. I still can’t get over that joinery on the Shaker cabinet you built.
Thank you all, for your time and the comments on the little utility box. I certainly appreciate and welcome any feed back-be it positive or negative! I’ve never been able to improve upon a thing if the options available were never pointed out! Thanks again, Lumberjocks and Lumberjockette!
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#15 posted 02-27-2008 04:40 AM

Ken, there are ways to help ease the vibration of a scrollsaw. If you haven’t already, check out this site – Rick is a very knowledgeable scrollsawer and he might have some information on his site or you can contact him directly. I have bought quite a bit from Sloan’s Woodshop over the years. David and Rhonda are top-notch folks as is their service. I went to a picnic they hosted a number of years back outside of Nashville. Enjoy!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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