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Project by cranesgonewild posted 06-17-2010 02:17 AM 6089 views 54 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project I made for my dad a few months ago. It was in one of my woodworking mags a while back. It’s a saw blade holder that hangs on the wall via a french cleat. It’s made mostly of baltic (russian) birch, with a few pieces of pine in the dado cuts. The pull-outs stop at a certain point thanks to small blocks glued to the top back of the pull-outs. Each pull-out holds two blades on either side by a brass screw. The screw goes through the wood for strength and the point is filed down flush.

I’ve never used brass screws before and I didn’t realize how soft they were, which made it easy to file down with a simple file. I like the look of this plywood and left it in it’s natural colour with a minwax polyurethane. I should have made two of them, because I want one now.

-- I'm a Fungi --





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levan

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 02:23 AM

great job I’ll bet your Dad was pleased

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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Chase

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 02:25 AM

awesome shop storage solution, brass and wood is always the way to go.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 02:39 AM

very cool idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jerry

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 04:00 AM

A must have for a woodworker using quality blades!!
Great project

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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BillyJ

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 05:08 AM

Please post comments on how your father likes it. I had seen it in the magazine and thought about making one. I’ve seen several different designs and am not quite sure which I like or work best.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 01:00 PM

Very cool idea. Need to remember this one….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 02:45 PM

Cool design! Another item on my to make list.

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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BTKS

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 05:01 PM

I like this one. It’s going into favorites right now.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Robsshop

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#9 posted 06-18-2010 05:49 AM

Very cool storage design ! Will keep this in mind for when I have some spare materials and free time to put it together. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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mafe

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#10 posted 06-18-2010 10:59 AM

Super idea, mine are between the books in the bookcase, I think I have to wake up one day and do something like you.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 07-03-2010 11:04 AM

Great storage idea for your blades!.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 09-06-2010 04:27 PM

Nice looking storage idea. Good project to make, very cool….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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steliart

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#13 posted 02-10-2011 05:06 AM

very nice blade storage, and yes you should have made two if you haven’t by now

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#14 posted 12-28-2011 06:21 PM

Nice saw blade holder.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jon Grace

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#15 posted 03-05-2014 05:22 AM

You indicated that you had seen this in some woodworking mag. , can you please tell me which one.

Thanks

Jon, Clovis Ca

-- Jon, Clovis CA, jw23ea15@gmail.com

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