Introduction: Robot Blade Holder

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   This is a great Fathers day, Birthday present, or just some thing for you. You can also decorate it or paint it as well. I like natural finishes. So I kept this one all natural. This Robot will be able to hold your saw blades as well as your scroll saw blades. This way you don't have to sit them down some where and ruin your blades. Also this is a good way to have storage while having a piece that everyone will like and talk about.

Equipment Used:
  1) Band Saw
  2) Drill Press
  3) Hack Saw
  4) 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" Drill bit's

Materials Needed:
  1) 4'x4'x1/2" plywood
  2) 4'x4'x1/4" plywood
  3) 4"x4"x1' lumber
  4) 1/4"x3' All thread
  5) 3/8" x1' All Thread
  6) 3/8"x3' Dowel Rod
  7) 2"x4' Dowel Rod
  8) 2"x4' Dowel Rod
  9) 6 - 1/4" Hex Nut Cap
  10) 4 - 1/4" ID Locking Washers
  11) 2 - 1/2"x1/4" ID Spacers
  12) 1 - 3/8" Hex Nut Cap
  13) 2 - 3/8"-16 x 7/16 Tee Nuts "Pronged"
  14) 1 - 2 1/2" Rope Cleat
  15) 6 - 1/4" ID Washers
  16) Wood Glue
  17) JB Weld
  18) 2 - 1" Lag Bolts
  19) 2 - #12 Finish Washers

Step 1: Cutting Out the Body

   You need  to first cut out the body. The pieces that I used the 1/2" plywood, you can use 3/4" plywood. The reason I choose to use 1/2" is because I wanted more slots for blades.To do this I used a band saw to cut out the following pieces. You need to cut out 2 pieces of figure "A" from a 1/2" plywood. Next cut out 10 pieces of figure "B" from 1/2" plywood and lastly cut out 12 pieces of figure "C" from 1/4" plywood. Over all size of figure "B & C" should measure 11" by 13" Once all of the pieces are cut out next you will need to drill 3 holes through each piece in the same spot so that a piece of all thread will go straight through them all.

Step 2: Making the Arms

   In this step we will be creating the arms for the robot. First you will need to cut two 1" wide pieces off of the 2" dowel rod. Then find the center of the circle and drill a 1/4" hole all the way through them. Now cut two 7" long pieces from the 3/8" dowel rod. Next take the edge of the 2" circle and find the center in between the edges and drill a 3/8" hole 1/2" deep. This is where the you will glue the 3/8" dowel rod in. You can do that now. Next cut two 1" wide pieces off of the 1 1/2" dowel rod. Now find the center in between the two edges and drill a 3/8" hole 1/2" deep. Now drill three 1/4" wide by 3/8" deep holes. Glue the 3/8" dowel rod from the 2" circle into the 3/8" hole. Now take the three 1" Lag bolts and screw them into the 1/4" holes for the fingers. Once you are done with one you can finish the second one and set them aside.

Step 3: Assemble the Body

   You will need too cut 2 pieces of 1/4" all thread at a length of 8". Then cut a 1/4" of all thread at 9 1/2". Next take the 2 smaller pieces of all thread and place the hex nut cap on one of the ends and also slide a lock washer onto it. Next put them through the two lower holes "Not the top hole of the body". Next take another lock washer and hex nut cap and screw them on the ends that come through. Now take the longer piece of all thread and screw on the Hex nut cap and washer. Slide it through the arm that you made in the last step and slide the all thread through. Then slide another washer, then 1/2" spacer and another washer onto it and then slide it through the body. Next slide another washer, 1/2" spacer, and washer through it, then the second arm, washer and then screw on the hex nut cap.

Step 4: Making the Robot Head

   To make the ear you need to cut two 1" wide pieces from the 1 1/2" dowel rod. Now cut two pieces of 3/8" dowel rod a length of 1". Next drill a 3/8" hole in the center of the 1 1/2" circle about 1/2" deep. and glue the dowel rod into the hole and set both ears aside.

   Next cut a 4"x4"x6" long lumber. Next find which side that you want to be the top and drill 3/16" holes about 3" deep and space them out about 1/2" from each other and do this on the whole top of the head. Next on the bottom of the head find the center and drill a 1/2" hole about 1/2" deep. Next insert the 3/8" tee nut into the hole. Now on the side of the head you will need to figure out where you want the ear to come out of and drill a 3/8" hole, 1/2" deep. Now glue the ear to the head on both sides. Glue on the two finish washers for the eyes and the 3/8" hex nut cap for the nose. Now screw on the rope cleat for the mouth.

Step 5: Mounting the Head

   Once you are done assembling the body find the center point of the top of the body and drill a 1/2" hole, 1/2" deep. Now insert the 3/8" tee nut into the hole. Now cut your 3/8" all thread to a length of 2 1/2" long. Next insert it into the hole of the body and then screw on the head to the body. Once your robot is assembled you can now insert the saw blades into the body and the scroll saw blades into the head.