Teak & Walnut Blade Holder

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Project by KnotCurser posted 10-14-2012 11:43 PM 2566 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project certainly goes into the “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth over-doing” category. :-)

I outgrew my older scrollsaw blade holder I built and posted here over a thousand days ago.

I COULD have made a simple blade holder – just some boring holes in a 2×4 or something. It would have sufficed – but I will be looking at this thing far into the future every time I change a blade!

So, I dug into my scrap bin and found a nice chunk of teak I had on-hand as well as a scrap of walnut leftover from an older project and went to work.

I used most of by forstner bits on the divider to give it an industrial look.

It holds 20 tubes of blades – that ought to be enough for now. AND, if I have to use more, I can always use the old one! ;-)

Finish on this one was a coat of clear Danish oil and then a few spray coats of lacquer.

Enjoy – I certainly will!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 12:10 AM

Nice work, Bob. I recently completed a similar project (for my Dad’s straight razor collection) and I know the layout work required to get all of those holes accurately drilled. My drill press fence was definitely invaluable for that project!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 12:20 AM

Drilling holes is boring, literally.

-- Stephen NYS

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 01:20 AM

I like it. I could think of a lot of uses for this and I am a firm believer that when I use nice wood for simple shop things, like jigs and such, I take a little more pride and care in using them. Nicely done.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 01:55 AM

I agree with JoeyG – Using bits of good wood for jigs and fixtures – even shop cabinets – makes me take little more pride in my work. Yeah, a hunk of 2by or birch ply would work, but like you say, your gonna be looking at this for years.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 10:28 AM

Great addition to the shop. Really nice! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 11:05 AM

I’m with you Bob, I think everything is worth over doing.
Now you look like the evil mad scientist of the scroll-saw world with your test tubes of wood dissection blades. “So Mr. Poplar, which blade shall I use on you to make you talk and reveal the secrets of my plan? hmmn?”

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 12:02 PM

Nice project, and I certainly can relate to overdoing any project worth doing. What diameter holes did you bore? I ask because I’m working on an “over do” project for the scroll saw and decided on 9/16” diameter holes. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 12:17 PM


And good for you. No CNC, no scroll work. You did a nice job of holding your guns and producing a holder worth its own.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 12:33 PM

John C.,

I used a 3/4” forstner bit for the test tube holes. Just be warned that every test tube you purchase will be a tad different! Wait until you have the exact ones you will be using and measure those.

Good luck!

Thanks everyone for the kind words!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

#10 posted 10-16-2012 12:55 AM

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