Scroll Saw Blade Storage

Scroll Saw Blade Storage

As you may know I just got a new scroll saw recently. I had this fear that I would loose the blades for the machine. After doing some research on blades themselves. I found out there is more then 2 sizes. I really had no idea there was that many sizes and types. Being fairly new at this hobby. I purchased a intro blade kit from Flying Dutchman.  The kit came with 12 blades of 7 different sizes. At this point I needed a way to store the blade keep them sorted and easily reachable. The best solution for shop projects is scrap or pallet wood. I used a pallet I found at work. Come to find out under all the dirt and grime it was hickory. After cleaning it, I almost hated using it. I have other plans with it don’t worry. Let see how this is built.

After jointing two edges of this piece of the pallet found that it was hickory. Now I know why it was so heavy.
  vlcsnap-00005First time using Fastcap Flat back tape measure. It’s nice having the tape flat against the wood. It can just set down on the table after extending it out. Making all the marks is a lot easier.
Drilled 10 5/8″ holes. 2 rows of 5. Drilled almost all the way through. I wanted it as deep as I could go. The test tubes that go into the holes are 6″ long.
The test tubes came from Amazon they worked perfect for this need. I got 25 of them, but only used 10 so far. I labeled each tube with the blade number and type. I just got a label maker, I’ll go back and print a label for each.
My scroll saw fit on this board, that fits on my roll around tool box. I added coat hooks to the board so I can wrap the cord around them. Then I mounted the blade storage box to this board.
The saw mounts with t-nuts and the cord has a velcro wire tie on it.
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