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Blade storage box
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:20:54 PM »
I have searched for the last half hour for a photo of a blade storage box one of you gentlemen built. It was a flat pack type box. 

Used the search tool and I found photos of the Magic Can and Peterís sharpening shop but not the storage box. 

Could someone post that photo for me?  
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 05:48:50 PM »
Check page 3 in WV Sawmiller's gallery. I also believe that Chuck White has one.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 06:01:10 PM »
That's it!  Exactly what I'm looking for!

Thank you MM!
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 06:05:22 PM »
I have searched for the last half hour for a photo of a blade storage box one of you gentlemen built. It was a flat pack type box.

Used the search tool and I found photos of the Magic Can and Peterís sharpening shop but not the storage box.

Could someone post that photo for me?  

Think it might be my box.

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I am thinking of building a new one just a bit bigger in terms of the blades it will hold.
I will go and inch longer and wider with a inch more space between the keeper posts in the middle and I will use 1/2 inch plywood for the lid this time and 1/4" for the bottom. This box holds 15 blades But it gets a bit tight with that many. Even a 1/2 inch bigger would help. Not that I need more space BUT then all my blades will be in the same place. Also would put a piano hinge on it with a cleaner latch that doesn't catch on things. 

If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 06:19:54 PM »
  Yeah, since I don't do real good about policing my gallery here.

 I first made a double sided box and it was too heavy so I rebuilt them for one roll of bands. I used 1" X 1" stickers for sides and connected with $5 piano hinges. I used thin cut pine or poplar I sawed myself for sides. I cut 45's from 1" squares 1X6's for corners and put 2 rope handles in the middle so when I lift I close the box.


 


 


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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 06:22:05 PM »
Bandit that's a very well thought design.   I like the blade keeper.

I'm building at least two.  
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 06:25:03 PM »
Howard, yours was the original one I was thinking a about. 

I'll post photos of mine when I finish one tomorrow.  
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 06:29:25 PM »
Bandit that's a very well thought design.   I like the blade keeper.

I'm building at least two.  
Thanks Ted! Not sure who built the first one but I got tired of the coils in the back of the truck catching on every thing so I just did a hard, permanent shell of the Woodmizer shipping box. Did it in spring 2015
 
Its glued with that Gorilla Ultra Glue and I used 3/8" construction grade sheathing. Think I'd go G1S next time and varnish it to make it easier to keep clean.
Size wise the extra inch would not add a lot of weight for the box BUT 5 more blades will make it a bit harder to lift.
 
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 07:22:42 PM »
I make these simple boxes to keep flat pack blades in.  The blades slide in and out of the opening in the top of the box. Two pieces of 1/4" underlayment or lauan 30" x 36.5", stapled to three pieces of 9/16" x 1-1/2" pine (30" sides, 2 pieces, and 35-3/8" bottom, 1 piece), with 1/2" galvanized 1/4" crown staples.  The hole is 3-1/2" centered, top of hole 6" below top of box, both sides, for a nice handle.  

These simple boxes are very handy for carrying plenty of blades of each style in the back of the truck standing against the side.  They hold up really well if they are kept dry (I put a sheet of rubber roofing over all of them when they are left in the truck in the rain). When left in the truck frequently for extended periods water will get to the bottom and delaminate the plywood where it is stapled to the bottom pine strip, this wears them out in 2-3 years.  But I have never had rusty blades because of this.

I can make 3 of these boxes from 2 sheets of underlayment in about an hour.  They are as functional as I need them to be, add little extra weight to the blades,  and it is no trouble to take 4 or 5 boxes of blades along if desired.   They keep the flat packs safely under control in the truck and at home even next to my wife's bicycle.


  

 



 
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 07:24:46 PM »
I'll have to snap a picture of mine.  I made it double sided - holds sharp blades on one side and dull on the other.  I don't like the blades pointing down into the plywood on the sharp ones.  Its just too hard to slide them around when loading or unloading.  I made mine with wood holding the blades in (where the metal clip is normally located) and an additional block to hold the loop up where they touch at the "top" of the box.  I've got 14 blades in mine right now and its pretty heavy.  I have another 10 or 12 in a very old WM box.
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 07:37:43 PM »
The storage box that I made is for storing coiled bands!

There are a few pictures of it in my gallery!
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Re: Blade storage box
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 08:14:33 PM »
ljohnsaw,

  My first set were doubles about 4" deep with one hook angle on each side but I found they were too heavy so I rebuild as singles. My first attempt I made the same size as the cardboard box they came in from WM but I forgot I lost 4" due to the strips so I rebuilt about 6" longer and that was too long. I used Luann for sides but when I rebuilt I figured why buy what i can make so made some 3/8" siding. My current size is 34" X 36" OD which means 32" X 34" ID and seems to be about the right size.

  Based on other notes I saw I also keep my spare drive belts, band wheel belts and a spare drive belt in the open spaces in the "butterflies". That works good too.

TT,

  The sleeves look nice but you have to remove all the bands to get one. I remove mine one band at a time leaving the others intact.

  Sleeves, folding boxes (Single or Double), or Magic Cans all work. It is largely personal preference but at least viewers see some different options and can make their own choice.
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 08:51:24 PM »
I usually use several blades of a given style in a day of sawing. I donít put them back in the boxes until the end of the day. The blades packed or unpacked always stay vertical.

One or two flat packs lean up against their  boxes against the tire of my truck and a fresh blade is removed one at a time from its pack as needed. When I start packing up, the packs just slide back in their boxes and the boxes slide down in the truck over the side wall. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 08:58:55 PM »
This is the first blade storage boxes that I remember seeing.

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2018, 09:27:47 PM »
Lynn,

   Thanks for posting this one. I had seen the center "Clips" or "posts" and keep meaning to add them to my boxes and maybe now I will get off my duff and add them to mine.
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2018, 10:09:03 PM »
Just for fun, here is another of pnyberg's mods when he wanted a way to haul his arch on his sawmill:

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2018, 11:30:27 PM »
Reading all the different information on the fourm about blades and blade performance got me to step outside of my normal supplier this year and try some different blades. I ordered some Kasco 4*s and was surprised if not shocked when I recieved my first flat pack case of blades. I had only purchased coiled blades prior to that. I really liked these blades and delt with the cardboard flat pack best I could. Fast forward to August at the Forestry Forum pig roast where I ended up winning two cases of Woodmizer blades, again shipped in flat packs. Well for me the flat packs are a bit cumbersome, and trying to store them and haul them around in that cardboard box just isnít the best situation in the back of the pickup. So this weekend I gathered a few materials and used some of the design ideas from this topic to make the two flat pack storage boxes below.



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I used 1/4Ē ply and some miscellaneous 7/8Ēx 1 1/2Ē material I had around my mill. I mostly followed WV Sawmillerís design with piano hinges and rope handles. I left some storage pockets in the corners for a bag of moisture wicking silica and some cable ties. In the future I think I will also make a couple of the flat pack sleeves like  Terrifictimbersllc has for storing bands awaiting resharpening. Hopefully this will make storing and transporting flat packs a bit easier for me. Iím looking forward to giving some of these new Woodmizer blades a try. 
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2018, 07:08:38 AM »
Good job, they really look nice and sturdy!  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2018, 07:55:00 AM »
   You can store your spare belts in those big loops on the bands too. Hope it works well for you. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2018, 06:09:35 PM »
I have to confess I started my first box before I started this topic. The result is a box I already donít like. The inside is too small and the whole thing is too heavy.  

Using the examples here, Iíll have to make some bigger and lighter. 

 

  
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