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 In December 2013 #208, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

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From the December 2013 issue, #208

Whenever I work on a project, I end up with my handsaws scattered about the shop. I thought about storing them under my bench, but my bad back keeps me from being able to easily bend down, so it was sometimes difficult to tell which saw I was grabbing. Putting the saw back into my tool chest after each use was time-consuming because my chest is not near my bench.

I thought it would be good to have the saws within reach, if I could design something to hold them that didn’t take up too much space – and the idea of a portable saw till just came to me (we woodworkers mustn’t think too much; we should just do).
Only six or seven of my saws see regular use, so I took the length of the longest (a 26″ ripsaw) and based the design around it. I cut several long slots into a makeshift top, and arranged the slots so the saws don’t touch while stored. The long slots allow flexibility in where I place my saws….

Jan Ham,
Nijkerk, Netherlands

Read the rest of Jan’s trick and five more from our readers in the December 2013 issue.


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