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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Somewhere I saw a plan for blade storage using copper tubing as holders. Does anyone have the plan or seen it or know where it is?
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much as it looks neat and tidy to have drawers for your router bits, in my situation I am as much on site as I am in the shop. Ergo, the drawer scenario doesn't fit for me.

The (double) router table has a drawer which is wide enuf to accommodate two "sawsall" metal tool boxes which have had all the spot-welded dividers pulled out and stuffed with high denisty upholstery foam (top and bottom) and holes poked in it to hold router bits.

I can open the drawer, select bits for shop use, but in a moment, can pull the whole box out and toss it in the bubbamobile.

I've got a few voids cut out to hold smallish plastic boxes which hold spare bearings, bushings, allen keys, etc.

It's just a perspective of operative requirements for me.

the top, well, I can stuff extra or "storage" bases behind the foam, and when the box is closed, aLL the bits are effectively clamped in place by the foam. 1/4"; 1/2" shanks, it don't matter.

so it's kinda like a portable drawer for me. Fixed storage, yet portable amd totally conformable to additions of whatever shank/size/.To me it's a moderate accomplishment in versatility.

The high density foam don't have to come for upholstery supplies (expensive) but lots of computers are packed in the stuff as well (much cheaper, or free, but you might have to cut the pieces to thickness...)

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Hi Eric,

from the sub-forum and the thread title, I think the OP was talking about storing scroll saw blades not router bits.

Although you post gave me some ideas.

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Wood magazine had a tip in their 101 Ideas book for storing scroll saw blades in PVC pipe and making a rack to store them upright.
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Hello and thank you all for the tips. I did put together a little rack using 3/4" copper tubing set into a 4x4 block of wood. So far it is doing the trick.

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Great idea...I used 1/2" pvc and spring clamps to mount my most used blades to the saw.
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I use the mini M&M candy tubes. You can find them almost anywhere, they are brightly colored, made of plastic, inexpensive, and you can have fun eating the candies before you place your blades inside the tube.
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Hello and thank you all for the tips. I did put together a little rack using 3/4" copper tubing set into a 4x4 block of wood. So far it is doing the trick.
Guys - if possible, post a pic or two - much better than words and may help others come up w/ their own storage units or modifications of the ones shown - thanks. Dave
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Hello group,

Somewhere I saw a plan for blade storage using copper tubing as holders. Does anyone have the plan or seen it or know where it is?
thanks,
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This question has probably been answered multiple times; however, Steve Good showed a very simple and inexpensive way to store blades. You know the tiny M&M's that come in the tube with a flip top. After emptying these, I places his blades in them. I saved one for that purpose as well.
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Mini's tubes are also the perfect storage container for quarters. This will help people who play darts, pool, arcade games or use laundramats.

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