You have a point however the OP is looking for ideas of how to build a
storage container. While Freud does indeed provide a nice storage container
IMHO it would not protect the blades during shipping "with out" the spacers.
Freud's method of storage requires the spacers. The Forrest method uses a
bolt and nut to securely hold every thing in place during shipping and
during normal storage. If the Op chooses to loosely stack the blades in a
custom fitted depression in the storage container similar to the Freud
storage container I would also suggest using the protective spacers.
Because I did mention looking at the Forrest Dado King Storage container for
an idea, the use of spacers would not be necessary with most any brand dado
Leon is making a good point. they are made to lay against each other.
You can go to great lengths to protect them or just store them
carefully so the cutting edges don't hit each other.
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:25:41 -0600, "Leon"
If not the same item, that's very close to the one that Forrest ships
their dadoes in.
But if one had scrap plywood about and a carriage bolt then one can
make one that is as good for pretty much nothing. Just stack ply to
the thickness you need, cut out a circle larger than the blade
diameter, glue the stack to a backer, saw the whole thing to whatever
shape you want, put a carriage bolt through the backer, bolt the
blades onto it, and optionally put a cover piece on.
How about an octagonal box with a lift of cover held in position on
the base with over center suit case latches?
Could always add a clown face clock image on the cover if you want to
disguise things a little bit and create a whole new scroll saw inlay
How much time you got, I'm just getting started?<grin>
Depends upon whether you have time or money. The Woodcraft storage system
referenced earlier, at $30 is cheap when you take time into account. OTOH,
if you have lots of time and some scrap pieces, then it makes more sense to
make something like those referenced above.
(At various times in my life, I've been in both situations [not
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
Adding to Johns comment, take a 1/2" Plywood and cut it 1-2" bigger than
your dado set, say 10"x10" Trace a circle in the middle the size of
your blades, tracing around the gullets of the blade so the saws will
snuggle in nicely. Next lay 3 chippers spread evenly over the 10x10 and
trace the chippers, some (most) of the tracing will overlap the circle.
Use a jig saw to cut out all the tracings so when finished the blades
and chippers will fit snuggly in there respective cut outs. Next, cut
out a 10x10 hunk of 1/4 Plywood for a backer and glue the two pieces
Now lay in 3 chippers in the chipper slots, the middle chipper should be
the thin chipper, then put in one blade, then two chippers in the
outside chipper slots on top of the blade then the other blade on top of
those 2 chippers. This will keep the chippers from touching each other,
Cut another 10x10 1/4" ply for the lid, put a dowel pin in one corner
of the cover so it can rotate off the face and figure a way to lock it
in place, another pin perhaps.
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