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  • Found a source for blade holder tubes.

    I picked up a bunch of plastic test tubes from American Science and Surplus that work great for blades. They're kind of a translucent milk jug color with a pull off top thats easy to work. The part number is #36094 and the weblink is http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?...=4&category=51
    I printed the info of each blade type on a small Avery label and stuck it on the tube but it did'nt stick to well so I put one wrap of packaging tape over the label and tube till it overlapped a little and then cut it. Works great I think. I printed the description in black except for the blade size number I did in red to be easier to spot in the rack. I would post a pic but to be honest I don't know how so if someone could tell me I'd like to give it a shot.
    I have no affiliation with AS&S, just wanted to pass on some info. I would suggest signing up for their paper catalog. It's easier to browse and some of their descriptions are hilarious but be careful it's kinda like going into a dollar store and expecting to only spend a dollar, Hee-Hee.
    Eric

  • #2
    Nice price for 20 tubes - BUT - the shipping charge really seems out of line.
    Bob from Northwest Florida

    Delta P20

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    • #3
      Thanks for the lead. I have been looking for a good source for some tubes. I will check it out.
      Bill

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      • #4
        Always buy mine from LeeValley. They are very good and the shipping is better.
        http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...73&cat=1,43326
        Dragon
        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
        Owner of a Dewalt 788
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dragon
          Always buy mine from LeeValley. They are very good and the shipping is better.
          http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...73&cat=1,43326

          Are LV still selling them - they were selling them off in the Halifax store for $2 for 10 a few weeks ago in their "bargain"section - I wondered if it was because they were being discontinued?
          Ian

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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          • #6
            They're listed in the new catalog I got today...I was looking at them myself!

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
              I also bought my tubes from Lee Valley. If you can get your hands on the 2nd or 3rd issue of SSW, Pat Spielman had a very easy to make, handy little tube holder. It is a lazy susan with several layers, and holes for tubes. I've made 2 of these, one for myself, and one for a friend. I also use the tubes for holding my small drill bits. When labelling them I found the avery labels didn't stick that well so I just covered the label with a piece of clear tape.
              Marsha
              LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Marsha
                When labelling them I found the avery labels didn't stick that well so I just covered the label with a piece of clear tape.
                Marsha
                Funny you should say that - I had the same problem but I thought it was just cos they were Dollar Store labels ..lol
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Just got more as a Christmas gift from my daughter and I also just got the new catalog and they are still listed. Will be going there for a seminar on January 24th so will stock up on a few supplies that are needed.
                  Dragon
                  Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                  Owner of a Dewalt 788
                  PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dragon
                    Will be going there for a seminar on January 24th so will stock up on a few supplies that are needed.
                    I just got a few sheets of their 3mm finnish birch plywood by mail - I was going to go down there and get them till it was pointed out to me that $9.50 delivery was cheaper than the gas going to Halifax and back.

                    Actually I think what Sue meant was that it was cheaper than the gas and all the other "essentials" that I might have bought in LV - not to mention that there is a Chapters and a Home Depot in spitting distance - and the hardwood lumber place 2 miles up the road ...

                    I think the catalogues are going to be hidden from me soon ..lol
                    Ian

                    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                    • #11
                      I have been to that store in Milwaukee a few times (American science and surplus). It is amazing the things you can find in there!!! Dale
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        Or, you can get them from Sloan's for $3.95/dozen. I order other things from them so by buying these at the same time, it probably won't cost anything extra for shipping.
                        Mike

                        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the replies. I've never heard of Lee Valley so I checked out their
                          site. Nice stuff. I ordered some catalogs.
                          Thanks
                          Eric

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                          • #14
                            I bought my last 25 plastic test tubes with tops from : www.onlinesciencemall.com They have all different sizes and even have different color caps if you want to get creative. They also have some nice test tube racks if you don't want to make your own.
                            Last edited by Pop; 01-08-2007, 09:50 PM.
                            Pop
                            Delta 16" 40-530
                            Ryobi 16" VS

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