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Protect-and-serve blade rack

Keep your blades sharp, safe, and ready for action with this wall-mounted system

This accommodating holder keeps saw blades easily accessible, separated, and protected from damage. In addition to storage slots for standard blades, it also makes room for a complete 8" stacked-dado set. Dowel pins provide a place for dado shims, a blade stabilizer, wrenches, and throat plates. The rack handles blades from 7-1/4" to 10" in diameter.

Start by cutting the 3/4 x 7-1/2 x 29-1/2" back to size. (If you want to store more blades, add 2" to the length for each additional slot.) Now drill the screw and dowel holes.

Next, cut the 3/4 x 3 x 29-1/2" sides. Using double-faced tape, temporarily join them together face-to-face. This lets you lay out and machine both pieces identically.

Drill a 1/2" hole through both sides to hold the dowels you'll add later. Lay out and cut the radiused corners. Mark the locations of the 1/4" starter holes for the slots, and then mark the slot locations. Drill the starter holes, and cut the slots using a bandsaw or jigsaw. Cut just inside the lines, and then sand the slots smooth using a piece of 1/8" hardboard wrapped in 100-grit sandpaper. Also sand off the sharp points on each slot, where shown.

To complete the rack, screw the sides to the back, and glue in the dowels. Add a coat of clear finish, and mount the holder to the wall by driving 3" screws into a stud.

Blade Rack

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Comments (9)
jaycgl wrote:

Built the blade rack from plans. Added pull out trays for dado chippers. Mounted under contractor's saw left side table extension. Check out my photos in the workshop projects section.

11/28/2010 10:19:37 AM Report Abuse
Great Gray wrote:

I had no problem print it with out the ad.

11/24/2010 08:12:21 PM Report Abuse
raymondschimpf wrote:

its mot hard to copy the page with out the junk just hilite what you want and copy than past in in a word program, You can enlarge it at the same time. If you want a copy email me I will send it to you

11/24/2010 07:45:08 PM Report Abuse
bigbassman37 wrote:

Deal with it what more do you want for FREE??

11/24/2010 06:40:52 PM Report Abuse
donnie nicholson wrote:

They fixed it so you can no longer "print this icon" and print the page without the ad. Now it tell you this page is no longer available. Oh well....

11/24/2010 05:10:21 PM Report Abuse
draxwayze wrote:

I like WOOD Magazine a lot. But I can't subscribe over here in the UK. That's a pity./ JW

11/24/2010 11:28:07 AM Report Abuse
paulkenned wrote:

New Yankee Workshop jig for slated cabinet doors works really good to build this project. I agree no more nails or damaged tips from knocking together

11/24/2010 10:12:10 AM Report Abuse
glenp6191946 wrote:

I built this blade rack from a plan from your magazine. It works great! No longer have to fumble 4 or 5 blades off a nail to get to the one I need. Great plan!

7/11/2010 08:32:22 PM Report Abuse
gblandrum3933209 wrote:

Click on the 'print this' icon. Then print the page(s) without the ads.

7/2/2010 03:18:20 PM Report Abuse

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