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I have 5 ?/?, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, 10 and 12 inch circular saw blades, the largest number being the 10" (I'm guessing that I have maybe 20 of this size alone). I have some here some there, in boxes, laying on the woorbench, in the case the tool came in, on a shelf......... This is not to mention dado blades.......

Does anyone have any storage system that they have that they really like? I'm leaning towards "diy" so plans/pictures/1000 word descriptions would help.

All the sizes do not have to be stored together in fact If I had something to just store the 10" blades I would be happy.

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Ed,

You can send them to me for storage.... of course I'm assuming you won't mind me using them a little while I look after them :~)
 

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All the sizes do not have to be stored together in fact If I had something to just store the 10" blades I would be happy.

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I found this in a magazine -- don't remember which one at the moment. Will look it up if it interests you. Made from scraps laying around in the shed.
 

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Ed, I saw a plan that was simple enough, and would take any size blade. A simple frame with the sides having grooves cut at 45 degrees and spaced about an inch apart. The top and bottom ends wide enough to support the smallest blade. Mount this on the wall with the largest diameter blades on top working down to the smallest. All blades have their teeth showing for rapid identification. I think this was a Shopnotes tip. I know I need to make one and I guess it will be todays project!
 

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Ed,

You can send them to me for storage.... of course I'm assuming you won't mind me using them a little while I look after them :~)
Be careful you are starting to post things like I do.......

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I found this in a magazine -- don't remember which one at the moment. Will look it up if it interests you. Made from scraps laying around in the shed.
I like the look of this, the blades are protected and yet you can see which one is which....... yes this idea is in the running. If you happen to find the information let me know but if you don't I think I can build one based on the picture.

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Ed, I saw a plan that was simple enough, and would take any size blade. A simple frame with the sides having grooves cut at 45 degrees and spaced about an inch apart. The top and bottom ends wide enough to support the smallest blade. Mount this on the wall with the largest diameter blades on top working down to the smallest. All blades have their teeth showing for rapid identification. I think this was a Shopnotes tip. I know I need to make one and I guess it will be todays project!
I have that plan somewhere in my stacks of woodn't it be nice to make of of these piles. I starting to think I will need more then one storage solution, this would be nice for the favoites (or most used) and the stacked dado. Let us know how yours turns out.

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What about turning this design on it's side? I have seen Kitchen designs where plates are held in a vertical position. Perhaps if it was on it's side it would be easier to expand as you buy more blades.
 

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I like the look of this, the blades are protected and yet you can see which one is which....... yes this idea is in the running. If you happen to find the information let me know but if you don't I think I can build one based on the picture.

Thanks

Ed
It was in this issue of Popular Woodworking http://www.popularwoodworking.com/store/viewabstract.asp?view=1798
Along with being in the Popular Woodworking "The Ultimate Guide to Table Saws".
 

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It was in this issue of Popular Woodworking http://www.popularwoodworking.com/store/viewabstract.asp?view=1798
Along with being in the Popular Woodworking "The Ultimate Guide to Table Saws".
First, that coffee always gets me...... tonight we are having snow and it cold and blowing and I already had my cup for the day...... I shouldn't look at your posts in the evening.....

Thanks for the information.

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aniceone2hold said:
Ed, I saw a plan that was simple enough, and would take any size blade. A simple frame with the sides having grooves cut at 45 degrees and spaced about an inch apart. The top and bottom ends wide enough to support the smallest blade. Mount this on the wall with the largest diameter blades on top working down to the smallest. All blades have their teeth showing for rapid identification. I think this was a Shopnotes tip. I know I need to make one and I guess it will be todays project!
Expanding on that thought (quick and easy) what if you set the depth on a miter saw tilted to a 45 to leave 3/8" uncut and cut a 2x6 at your 1" intervals. This would leave a rounded pocket for your blade to sit in and 2 x 5 1/2" of support. 2 screws in a stud over your work bench and you are done! :D
Small kids with tough hands could hang off of that one.

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It has been a while since I got thinking about this project but it is under way. I actually started last fall before the cold weather set in and closed my shop for the season.

Rather then go into a lot of details just look at the pictures..... no it's not done yet but it is on the way.

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I suppose I don't see any point in saving old dead blades either, but I do keep several types for my miter saw (don't have a table saw) - rough cut (60), medium (80) and fine (120) - so it works for me - same with the circular saw. Good blades aren't cheap in my book. Besides, it's another thing to build that has a purpose to boot!
 

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I don't save old blades either... not even to make a clock out of.

I do however have some blades designed for miter boxes, some for table saws, and two arbor sizes. I also have some general purpose blades and some I only use when doing fine woodworking... I also have regular thickness blades and thin kerf ones, rip blades and glue line rip blades... I have a couple of spare blades just-in-case and how can resist a great sale price???

For me this is about 15 or so blades hence the design of the box for 18... I also have some 12" blades for the other miter box and some 8-1/4 for the other one and then if we get into the circular saws (three sizes of those) I might have a total of 25 blades but that is another story.

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I gotta agree... it looks good and appears to work great for blade storage. I take it that no one sharpens their rougher cutting blades?

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Hamlin said:
I gotta agree... it looks good and appears to work great for blade storage. I take it that no one sharpens their rougher cutting blades?

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I don't but I do recall the days when I made a board to hold the old steel blades and file them to the same length, use a hammer and nail set to reset them and then touch them up with a file. Got a lot of extra life out of the blades that way but that was then and now is now.

Do you sharpen yours and if so how?

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Do you sharpen yours and if so how?
Yes I do. Very much like how you described except I do it on those rainy days with lots of time and patience. However, if I have any of the tungsten/carbide tipped blades, then no. Too much of a risk with those blades. Call me cheap but, if I can get extra use out of the blades then I'm going to do it. I also cut them up into shim pieces. Just a matter of locating the hole(s) for the fasteners, predrill. Doubles the use. :D
 
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