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« on: August 07, 2014, 02:20:42 PM »
After over 12 years of use, abuse, and misuse, my "Magic Can" badly needed replacing.  My farmer customer even noticed it Monday and offered me an empty cattle feed container.
 

 
I had even riveted a strap across the largest crack to hold it together.
 

 
This 32 gallon sized container has an 18" bottom and will work.  (note: 16" bottom will not work.) 
 

 
The new container is also much better reinforced on the bottom.
 

 
I measured 12" up from the bottom and scribed a cut line.
 

 
And then proceeded to cut the bottom off.
 

 
The top portion containing the handles also had to be cut off, leaving the center portion unused.
 

 
Of course the top is now larger than the bottom. so a 4" section has to be trimmed off to make it fit.
 

  
I fitted the top portion inside of the old can, but this one will be on the outside.
 

 
I used rivets to connect the two sections together.
 

 
 

 
Riveted together.  I left the top portion about " higher than the lower.
 

 
Here the new can is shown with the scraps that were removed.
 

 
And the new can shown with it's old worn out predecessor.  I tried using some Gorilla Tape above the handles and where the split section of the upper portion came together.  If if stays, OK.  If it get's ragged, I will remove it because it was just for looks anyway.  A rubber bungee cord will keep the top on.
 

 
Presenting the new Magic Can.   ;)
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 03:46:17 PM »
Pretty snazzy, nice work.   :)
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 04:06:43 PM »
I thought it would have been in a different color...hummmmm

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 04:12:10 PM »
Mr Magicman ,
Looks great nice work !
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 04:32:28 PM »
You ain't right Magic  smiley_devilish
But I like it  ;D ;D
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 05:19:49 PM »
You're killing me Magic.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 06:30:58 PM »
Nice job on the blade can. Another Magicman solution to an age old problem :D
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 06:50:24 PM »
You could've left it the original height if you didn't have a debarker. See how much time not having a debarker would've saved!  stupid_smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 07:02:54 PM »
That is Old Skool Kool rigging right there.  Making it work with no bells and whistles.  Rivets and tape yes.... but no bells no whistles.    Cool.   :o

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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 07:47:50 PM »
Using the can now brings on a totally different perspective ;D  nice work, and a great friend and customer for sure,  those cans are very useful. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 09:32:08 PM »
You could've left it the original height if you didn't have a debarker. See how much time not having a debarker would've saved!  stupid_smiley
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 11:37:34 PM »
and you only have one blade can, sharp-dull?? two would make you the double can man ;D
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 12:39:02 PM »
and you only have one blade can, sharp-dull?? two would make you the double can man ;D

Then everbody would be checkin' out his cans; it may make him a lil uncomfortable.

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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 01:57:08 PM »
Actually, since the "Magic Can" only holds 10/11 blades, when I am on the road sawing I put a cube of blades in the truck back seat.  I have never used much over 10 blades, but at least I know that they are there.
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 05:58:28 PM »
Gotta like a man with a plan. Nice to be neat and organized! ;D
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 07:31:47 PM »
Nice, clean, lite and, effective!

 I like it!  smiley_clapping

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 11:38:59 AM »
Thats a cute Brute, Magic. Nice Job!  8)
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 12:23:45 PM »
Lynn,

Thanks for sharing the Magic Can!  You may see duplicates in Texas.

Thanks  8)

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 02:46:50 PM »
Lynn,

Thanks for sharing the Magic Can!  You may see duplicates in Texas North Carolina!

Thanks  8)

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2014, 05:52:47 PM »
That's one way to keep blades :D
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2014, 01:19:38 AM »
guess this is why he be called Magicman
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2014, 01:58:58 AM »
A handy can for keeping saws while on the road, I have been using a nursery tree pot for the same reason.
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2014, 10:47:12 PM »
Another reason I love being stationary: blade goes dull, pop it off, work over to the barn, sharpen it up (I'll set up my setter next week so do that, too), walk back to the mill and back to cutting.  Usually do two or three blades while I stack boards, oil or clean up the mill.  Makes a nice break from cutting noise and vibration.

But you all are right, they don't call him magicman for nothing (or do they?  Inquiring minds are wondering, what magic did he do to get the name in the first place?).

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 10:57:57 PM »
Actually I got it back in the early 70's when I was a telephone co. PBX repairman.  I loved troubleshooting electronics and the other guys thought that I could make problems disappear....like magic.
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2014, 11:00:23 PM »
Actually I got it back in the early 70's when I was a telephone co. PBX repairman.  I loved troubleshooting electronics and the other guys thought that I could make problems disappear....like magic.

You showed them.you disappeared from the phone company.like magic.  :D
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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2015, 08:18:20 PM »
That middle section would make a dandy necklace for your woman if ya got one ;)
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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2015, 09:23:58 PM »
I have been married for too long to not know who would end up wearing it.

As a follow up on the Gorilla tape.  It is holding up quite well.  Not the first piece has come loose or off.   
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2015, 10:22:09 PM »
I have been told that that is the strongest tape on earth , by my buddies ' grandkids.  They tend to get into mischief a lot and one day he had enough so he gorilla taped them . That slowed em down . Now he only has to show them the "tape".
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Re: Blade Can
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2018, 08:31:24 PM »
I've been so busy the past four years that I missed this one.   ;)

How do you keep the bands separated?  Twist ties? Cardboard separators? Or another method? 
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2018, 08:43:22 PM »
Cardboard separators from the cube box.  Just bend the corners up or down.  Same wire wraps.

For normal "day" jobs there are two 4, two 10, and the rest T7's.  I am gradually loosing my 10 blades from attrition so the time will come when it will only be 4 & T7's.
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