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For quick-draw blade retrieval, try this scrollsaw bandolier

For quick-draw blade retrieval, try this scrollsaw bandolier

Most hot-shot scrollsawyers don't waste time changing blades. And this storage strip puts the blades close at hand, yet secure and out of the way.

To make one, head for a sewing-supply store and pick up a strip of 1" hook-and-loop tape. Adhere about 18" of this to the side of your scrollsaw or scrollsaw table with epoxy. Then, epoxy strips of the mating material to the sides of your blade containers as shown at left. Now, press the containers up against the hook-and-loop strip on the scrollsaw for storage and fast retrieval. If you don't have any tubes to store your blades in, you can make some from PVC pipe that you buy at the hardware store.

-- Vyron D. Kuver, Des Moines, Wash.

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rcarea553878 wrote:

I had a styrofoam holder that lab tubes came in & then I had a cigar store save me the plastic cigar holders to put the blades in. I labeled the cigar holders with small lab labels to indicate what blades were in the cigar tubes.

11/1/2013 02:00:03 PM Report Abuse
kplywood1 wrote:

I glued together scrap plywood. Drilled, stopped holes, and fitted the barrels of un-wanted (stick style) ink pins. The Barrals were shortned, to make for easier removal.

5/17/2010 12:52:10 PM Report Abuse
alhendershot wrote:

I used a self-stick magnetic strip. It holds the blades fine although I tend to mix up the sizes....

5/13/2010 05:37:54 PM Report Abuse
fasfixit4u wrote:

That's cool, even better then my idea.

5/13/2010 10:35:28 AM Report Abuse

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