Table saw blade and accessory storage

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Project by Andy Panko posted 07-13-2012 01:43 AM 4759 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, after being in our house for five years, I’ve gotten my shop to the stage where all of the major tools have an efficient permanent place and the major furniture/fixture builds (outfeed table, miter station, router table, etc) have since been completed. So I can now focus on doing little custom storage and other niche items. Here is a storage cabinet I made for all of my table saw blades and their related accessories. On the wall to the right of my table saw, there is a weird triangular shaped spot on the wall in the corner of where two dust ducts meet. Coincidentally, the spot was just big enough to make a custom cabinet to store my table saw blades. Luckily, my blade wrenches, blade guard, miter fence and riving knife already have spots built on the saw itself for them to hang. So I just needed storage for blades and extra brake cartridges.

The top part of the cabinet has a little blade caddy that I made, and a few wrenches. The bottom section is my dado stack, dado throat plate, extra brake cartridges and some other small miscellaneous parts. With the exception of making the odd shaped upper door, this project was quick and easy. And I find it provides much more efficiency and convenience than I thought I would.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 02:14 AM

Nice use of that odd looking space…most people would still be looking at that space wondering what they could do with it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 02:38 AM

Very clever and well done! Every nook and cranny counts when it comes to storage and you’ve made a very practical and safe storage area for some tools that can be quite problematic to store and are still easy to reach.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 03:12 AM

Well done !

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 03:37 AM

Don’t you love it when an odd space is a perfect fit for some kind of storage. I have precious little wall space left in my garage, always looking for that perfect fit.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 08:05 AM

Great use of a little space! Nice work. Should serve you well.

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

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 11:31 AM

Excellent idea.. Love the saw by the way !!


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#7 posted 07-13-2012 12:45 PM

Awesome job Andy! Thanks for sharing!

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#8 posted 07-13-2012 12:48 PM

Ok…BIG compliment….my wife is an organizer. She is amazing and just now, she walked by and saw your project on LJs and said “this guy is really good”...(eyebrows up) “he has measured and built everything precisely and made a extremely practical solution to a problem that’s stylish and neat and made the most of his space”...yup… husband agrees!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#9 posted 07-13-2012 01:09 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 07-14-2012 08:12 PM

Ya took a odd wasted space and made it usefull, clever way of using the space…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#11 posted 07-15-2012 12:58 AM

Nice design!

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 06:51 PM

Great design and use of space, I also like the small wooden blade box. Thanks for the post.

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