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Project by Elizabeth posted 03-19-2013 03:51 PM 2631 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 03-19-2013 04:24 PM

Neat Idea!! Nice Job!

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Elizabeth

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 05:27 PM

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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#3 posted 03-19-2013 05:56 PM

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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#4 posted 03-19-2013 06:20 PM

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

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 06:54 PM

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 03-19-2013 07:20 PM

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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#7 posted 03-19-2013 10:51 PM

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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#8 posted 03-20-2013 01:27 AM

A nice addition to your scroll saw, very nice.

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#9 posted 03-20-2013 08:25 AM

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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#10 posted 03-20-2013 02:01 PM

A very cool idea. Thanks for posting!

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 02:39 PM

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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