Tablesaw Blade and Accessory Storage Unit

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 05-07-2011 03:13 AM 6356 views 64 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years, I stored my sawblades in a cardboard box under my workbench. I built this storage unit from some 3/4” poplar plywood and 1/4” hardboard. It measures 12.25” w x 19.5” h x 12.25” d. The blade storage trays (6) are laminated hardboard with holes drilled through the first layer to act as a pull. Each tray can hold more than one blade. If there is more than one blade I separate them with a 1/8” piece of hardboard to protect the teeth. The trays slide in dadoes cut in the case. The sides of the case hold my inserts, push stick, miter gauge and arbor wrenches. The upper section of the case has two storage shelves for my stacked dado set and my box joint set. I plan to mount it to the wall near my saw. Haven’t decided whether to screw it into a wall stud or mount it on a French cleat.

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#1 posted 05-07-2011 03:38 AM

That is sweet!

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 03:48 AM

Maybe I’m just partial to my own Ridgid saw, but all the orange looks great. I’m using the same Ridgid blade featured in the last picture and like it very much. If only I had the money and space for your Grizzly…

-- The Dude abides...

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 04:52 AM

Very well organized : )

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#4 posted 05-07-2011 04:58 AM

Very good idea,
Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 05-07-2011 05:02 AM

I could use one as well. Added to favorites.

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#6 posted 05-07-2011 10:01 AM

Great job, think it is a pleasure to have it that organized.
Thank you for sharing

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 03:04 PM

Great idea, nice work!! I need one.

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#8 posted 05-07-2011 05:35 PM

I like this better than mine.
Maybe I’ll make another

Thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 05-07-2011 07:56 PM

Now I know what I’m building next.
Great idea, Love it

-- John, The Great White North

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#10 posted 05-07-2011 11:54 PM

Awesome!!! I have been wondering on how to keep my tablesaw accessories organized. This has pointed me in the right direction. I like the french cleat idea so that you could move the storage unit. Now one of my favs. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#11 posted 05-08-2011 04:56 AM

Very well done. It sort of looks like R2D2.

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#12 posted 05-10-2011 07:26 PM

Nice job.

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

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#13 posted 05-15-2011 09:23 PM

nice organizer
well done

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

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