Table saw blade storage

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Project by Gus01 posted 05-31-2017 08:24 PM 2287 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to have better protection for my table saw blades than just the cardboard that the blades come in. This my my version of some similar boxes on this site as well as websites. I used 1/2” plywood for the box itself with the blade trays made of two pieces of 7/32” plywood glued together. A short piece of 5/8” dia dowel inserted and glued through the top piece of the tray locates the blades on the trays. The face of the trays are made from 1/2” thick Poplar with rabbets on the backside of the faces glued to the trays. A 1/4” cove at the top of each face is added to complete the tray and face assembly for the overall appearance that you see. I thought about adding pullout knobs but they would need to be fairly small and honestly it’s just as easy to open a tray by using a finger on each side of the tray face. I’ll leave it as is for a bit and if I change my mind and don’t like the overall look, I can add them later. The bottom tray has twice the space as well as a taller post for whenever I get a dado set for my table saw (hey wifey that’s a hint for Christmas

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 10:38 PM

Nice job on this


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#2 posted 05-31-2017 10:43 PM

I am so making this! Very smart!

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 10:55 PM

Very nice safe storage!!

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 11:13 PM

I’m with benDupre – good idea

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 06-01-2017 02:08 AM

Well Gus I am impressed,

I hope your christmas wish come true.

Here is my effort at saw storage !

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 06-01-2017 02:54 AM

That is a wonderful truly efficient way to protect your saw blades. It might be something added to my “to do list”.

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 03:44 AM

Planning on an upgrade cabinet for dual table saw set-up. Definitely something I wish to add. Thanks for sharing, great project!

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#8 posted 06-01-2017 05:20 AM

Looks good, works better! Something I may need to build!

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#9 posted 06-01-2017 03:35 PM

This is a very nice sawblade storage unit and is certainly a great addition to most shops. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 06-01-2017 07:14 PM

Very practical box, there couldn’t be a better way to store blades.

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#11 posted 06-02-2017 05:02 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments!

-- John 3:16

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#12 posted 06-03-2017 06:41 AM

Nice job Gus01 and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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