Don’t ruin your blades with poor storage
I needed an efficient way to store table saw blades, keeping them organized and preventing their teeth from getting dinged. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time; just something simple. This 2×6 block fills the bill.
How to make this blade storage
- Clamp a couple blocks to the rip fence to hold the 2×6 down while raising the blade.
- Lower the blade, slide the 2×6 against the fence, and raise the blade about 1-in. into the block (note how many cranks it takes to get to 1-in.).
- Lower the blade, move the fence over 1/2 in. and repeat for as many kerfs as you need.
I keep my “blade block” in a drawer right next to my table saw. – Brad Holden
Check out a more complex blade storage option from one of our readers.
Dream bigFor most of us, a big shop is only a dream. Too often, we’re forced to build our ambitious projects in a small woodshop fit only for building birdhouses. In spite of its postage stamp size, you can still churn out dining room tables, kitchen cabinets, library shelves and other major projects. The keys to making big things in a little shop are organization, out-of-the-way storage, and nesting or collapsible work surfaces. If your shop and tools are small but your dream projects are big, here are some workshop ideas that will help.
Tools necessary for these tips
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill
- Drill bit setHammer
- Hearing protection
- Safety glasses
- Tape measure
- Wood chisel