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    I keep my blades in a 4 inch medicine container, and that sits on the edge of my worktable. I never knocked it over untill this morning, and it has been there over 4 years. I'd say about 100 blades pinged off the floor behind my scroll saw. The floor is messy back there..saw dust, spider webs, you name it.
    I was hunched over picking up blades a few at a time and dusting them off when my 5 year old daughter walked in. She offered to do it, so I went back to working on my current project. Not two minutes later, she tugged on my shirt and said "all done". What the heck...she used my jointer blade setting tool to suck up all the blades. Now why didn't I think of that ???
    Jeff Powell

  • #2
    LOL my two are like that and they think of the most ingenius ways to do things that I cant understand why I couldnt think of the same thing myself lol
    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609


    • #3
      out of the mouths and minds of babes. don't for get to give crittit to those little jeniouses. ( i know spelling) Jeff you kneed a new blade holder. your friend Evie,,,but then are we taking someones job???


      • #4
        And now,

        This side up... this side up... this side down... this side up...

        times one hundred...

        Sheesh, I feel your pain. DAMHIK

        Regards, (and trying not to smirk)
        DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

        NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


        • #5
          You said you use #9 blades so it shouldn't be too hard to sort them out.
          It has been posted on here several times before but put a spot of colored nail polish or whiteout on the top end of the blades. That makes it so much easier when inserting them.

          Your daughter was quick to figure out about the magnet.
          Smart girl!
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