This is the new 10 inch Freud fine finish blade I bought for $2 at a yard sale. I want to make a blade keeper for it so I do not risk damage to a carbide tooth.

Near the 5/8 inch arbor hole you see two flat washers. Their outside diameter is right at 5/8 inch. Their inside diameter is just over 1/4 inch. They will make a nice center for the blade to hold it in place.

Step 1: Plywood square

I have some scrap 3/8 inch plywood. I cut a square 12 inches by 12 inches. I marked the center of the piece and drilled a 1/4 inch hole.
Thanks for the idea Phil. I made one of these with a little extra wood on one end for a cutout handle. I have three blades out for sharpening so this will be just the thing to carry them when I pick them up.<br>
Thanks for commenting. I am glad you can use it.
Seems awfully involved for doing a job a scrap of cardboard would do just as well. I have a store bought blade tote and that was the conclusion I eventually reached. Now all my tote stores is the worst blades I own. Least it keeps them from my better ones.<br> <br> I will say this though your post has inspired me to put some drawers under my latest creation to hold my ever growing saw accessory collection in.<br> <br> This monstrosity:<br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/QWdQ7.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/QWdQ7.jpg</a><br> <br> I can only store two blades on it as of now. Oh, and I picked up the saw closest in that picture at a garage sale, with blade attached for $20. But when I did it looked more like this:<br> <br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/jjOer.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/jjOer.jpg</a><br> <br> Some diamonds come rougher than others I suppose. I don't think you had to put all the work into your find that you did Phil. Now if you'd made a leather wrap for it out of an elcheapo jacket you'd found at another yard sale ... well, that'd be another story. Still excessive but I'd have been more impressed.<br> <br> I keep my Diablo blade wrapped up in an old terry towel and I feel I'm doing pretty right by it.<br> <br> Simplify, think differently, and keep the faith!<br>
Cardboard works. I wanted something with more power to endure over the long term. And, it makes a nice Instructable. As for a leather jacket, I do not own one and I almost never go to a yard sale. I was drafted to ride on a float for July 4. We were stopped right in front of a yard sale with about 40 minutes to kill. I wandered over and found the saw blade.
Well I'm drafting you to start doing the sale circuit. You really have to. I think it is as important as putting in shop time. Sales leads to stuff and stuff leads to projects. None of us survives in a vacuum and sales are the medium we acquire our stocks from.<br> <br> I just finished this project:<br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/Y0kAC.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/Y0kAC.jpg</a><br> <br> I got it for $5 at a flea market. Though it didn't look exactly like that when I picked it up if you know what I mean. I have the eye. This turns out to be a good one. A North Bros. Yankee No. 993 Internet search it to see what I mean.<br> <br> Oh and for your next article consider this item:<br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/DUMen.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/DUMen.jpg</a><br> <br> I got mine from the bottom of a box of random junk I bought once but it sure looks easy enough to make. Easy enough that is if you have the idea to do it. In a word it is brilliant. I use mine all the time! Just wrap your handle with electrical tape, that is how I got mine, I only dipped it because I had to use up some dip.<br> <br> Scrap of wood and a broken hose clamp band now go to it! And hit them sales. You never know what you might find or learn. Just meeting random folks has its merits as well.<br>
I like the Craftsman table saw you found for $20. In about a year my wife and I hope to move into the home we purchased for retirement. It will have fewer square feet of floor space. We are looking to downsize a whole bunch of things, so we will likely be holding the yard sales rather than shopping at them.
I do too, so much in fact I almost sliced myself open hustling that saw into my car. In my haste I'd forgotten to retract the blade. But it is the sort of thing that takes up a lot of space. You might just have to revisit this:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Precise-Table-Saw-from-an-Electric-Hand-Saw/">http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Precise-Table-Saw-from-an-Electric-Hand-Saw/</a><br> <br> I've used a scrap of plywood with a circular saw screwed to the bottom of it and it does work. I suppose if I had to I could setup a workshop in a closet. No matter how much space one has I think we all feel that is what we're doing anyways. I know I feel pressed for space in a 20x20 garage. I know I shouldn't but I do anyways.<br> <br> It is never how much you have but what you do with it that counts so the best of luck to you with whatever the future holds in store for you.<br>
Good idea, Phil. I will adopt it.<br><br>BTW, nice and cheap blade!
Thank you, Osvaldo. I have not tried the blade yet, but Freud is a very good name and an expensive blade at the normal price. It is so sharp that I did cut my thumb a little while holding it in my hands--not even on a saw at the time.
Neat Idea!
Thank you.

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