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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-17-2014, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking for some some plastic tubes that I can store my scroll saw blades in.
6 inches long and inch in dia. I live in Australia and am unable to purchase any here the right size. The sites that advertise in books do not ship outside America.
I was wandering if someone knows of someone that would ship to Australia
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There's a right size? I'd just get some PVC pipe and cut it to length, if nothing else, and put one of those little caps on one end. Or get a cigar box and keep them in.

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Hi Ian - I discovered that the inner plastic tube on certain fax paper rolls is ideal - I accumulated a whole lot in the company I used to work for - they seemed to be quite common then.
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Hi Ian, I bought some of these last year at the Brisbane Wood Show from CWS Carols Woodcraft Supplies.
CWS Store | Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies Supplies. I was at the same show yesterday but didnt see any so not sure if they still stock them but you could give Carol a ring and find out. cheers June
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I am looking for some some plastic tubes that I can store my scroll saw blades in.
6 inches long and inch in dia. I live in Australia and am unable to purchase any here the right size. The sites that advertise in books do not ship outside America.
I was wandering if someone knows of someone that would ship to Australia
Cheers Ian
Hi Ian

I found some giant plastic test tubes (with caps) on eBay, they're 135 long by 25 dia, fit scroll saw blades just nicely.

Afraid I don't remember the name of the vendor, they were in Aus, I think I found them by searching for 'giant test tube' or 'jumbo test tube'.

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Hi Ian
I store mine in small tubes like ylou suggest that I bought at Lee Valley Tools. They do ship intermationally and the tubes come in different diameters . They are a perfect length for scrool saw blades and have a removable screw lid that keeps the dust out of the tubes. I also use some of the larger diameter ones to store 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch sanding bands that fir in the scroll saw. Take a look in their woodworking catalog under storage.

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Thanks for the info .Tried this site and found what I need Thanks
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