Saw Blade Storage/Organizer

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Project by plantek posted 01-21-2012 07:34 PM 13477 views 34 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve needed a nice way to organize my saw blades for awhile now. I WWJ magazine I found a design I liked, however it was a table saw mounted version that did not offer the extra storage that I wanted. SO… I used the blade storage portion, increase the height, added a drawer, a cubby hole and a shelf to it.
The carcase is oak 3/4 oak ply. The drawer is solid oak (12×12 x 5 1/2) and very roomy. The trays are 1/4 mdf ply for the base and 1/4 hardboard for the retainer.
As detailed in the WWJ article, there are two 3/8×1/16 rare earth magnets in each tray with a finger hole to lift the blade.
My dado set (2 blades & 3 chippers) are two heavy for the size magnets. So I do have some larger mags on the way. I won’t be satisfied until I can hold the tray upside down (see pic) without the blade falling out. Although I have no need to hold the tray upside down under normal use. I find it to be the ultimate in security…
I used 1/4 labels for identifying each blade.
Of the 12 slots I have 10 of them occupied with I empty 10” to be used when the dado set is in use. And one blank that has not been cut yet.
The edges of the case are treated with maple veneer.

Thanks for looking…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 08:06 PM

My saw blades are going to be jealous all they do is hang on a screw. Good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 02:08 AM

There’s nothing like organization for tools in the workshop. Congrats on a fine build.. it looks awesome.


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#3 posted 01-22-2012 03:59 AM

Very nice modification! How much vertical space does each blade holder take up?

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 04:31 AM

My poor saw blades :(. Very Nice

-- Rob V

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 06:41 AM

Nice organization tool! It makes the storage safe too and will keep them from rusting!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 06:42 AM

Nicely done!

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 08:52 AM

Well done.

It certainly beat hanging those blades.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 08:47 PM

I like the router cabinet next to it as well! Great work

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 02:56 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Chopnhack: Each “Blade drawer” is 1/2” thick – 1/4” base & 1/4” retainer.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#10 posted 03-23-2012 10:47 PM

How did you cut the nice circles inside for the saw blades?

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