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Project by Elizabeth posted 498 days ago 2435 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another little one!

I keep my scroll saw blades in some labeled plastic tubes that I got off ebay. Problem is, when I take one out of the tube I often forget which tube it came from! So I wanted a way to separate one tube from the pack while I was using a blade.

This simple holder is made from a scrap of fir and two rare earth magnets from Harbor Freight. That way I can mount it to the saw table. A couple of Forstner bits made the appropriate holes. The magnetism is probably strong enough as is but I might add another magnet or two if I encounter any sticking problems while the saw is vibrating.





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 498 days ago

Neat Idea!! Nice Job!

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Elizabeth

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#2 posted 498 days ago

Thanks! I’m planning to make a rack for all of the tubes as well – beats the “in a box under the saw” storage system that I currently have. I’m thinking two tiers, one for new blades and one for used.

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Diggerjacks

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#3 posted 498 days ago

Hello Elizabeth

A good idea

I’m waiting for a post with the rack

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Elizabeth

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#4 posted 498 days ago

Heh, my projects go so slowly these days, it might be a Christmas post!

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 498 days ago

Hello Elizabeth

I’m sure that your rack will be quickly made because when we have a project in our mind we all are pressed to make them ,no ?

I hope before Christmas …..

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Elizabeth

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#6 posted 498 days ago

This is indeed true…though when we also have a full time job and a baby in the house, shop time gets extremely limited! For example, the idea for this holder came sometime last year…

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Keep up the good work Elizabeth, Just do what you can!
That little one won’t be little for long, so cherish every minute you have with them!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 497 days ago

A nice addition to your scroll saw, very nice.

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 497 days ago

Great idea Elizabeth. I have a set up I made years ago to hold the blade holders, but once I pick it up I also forget where I replace the holder.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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RetiredCoastie

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#10 posted 497 days ago

A very cool idea. Thanks for posting!

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Pacoh

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#11 posted 497 days ago

A plastic tube like this, so long as it holds a few blades, can be attached to any convenient steel surface using one of the super-magnets, sometimes called rare-earth magnets. If you have an old hard disk drive waiting to be thrown out, you can find a couple of them inside – just break the seal and take out the screws. A little prying should take out the magnets.

I use a plastic tube attached to the legs of my saw for a collection of used blades that I save for quick rough cuts. For new blades and good used ones I built a cabinet using only my scroll saw. The drawers are lined with magnetic cards to keep the blades from floating around.

-- Paul, Central Maine

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