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    Default Saw transport / storage boxes

    Hi all,

    For some time now I have have the need to improve upon my method of transporting saws to and from displays etc etc.

    I have relied upon wrapping / folding them in old sheets, which has worked but, is far from satisfactory.

    So I finally decided to design and build some dedicated boxes.

    The first step was to make the divisions that would hold the saws closely together but also separated.

    Then using my largest 28" rip saw I found the internal length and height with clearance that was required.

    The material I used for the construction was 7 mm thick plywood and pine, with all joint reinforcement on the outside, incorporating a hand grip for carrying.

    Their overall dimensions are 920 L x 175 W x 245 H. Each box can accommodate 11 saws.

    Once completed they were stained and finished with 3 coats of shellac.

    I'm happy with the result, all I have to do now is find some where to store them.....

    Graham.
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    Hi Graham. The boxes look great. Can you elaborate a little more on what you mean by displays etc? It sounds most intriguing.

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    Hi M.A.

    I am a member of SAHTA, the South Australian Historic Tool Association.

    Over the years I have displayed saws from my collection at the monthly general meetings

    as well as promotional displays at community events and rallies etc. etc.

    Sorry if the photos are not displayed correctly, if some one can advise me how to correct this I'd be much appreciative.

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    Graham

    Those boxes look perfect for the job and whilst utilitarian look fairly smart too without going into dovetail joints etc. Absolutely fit for purpose. I like them.

    The picture issue is a Forum glitch that manifests itself when a portrait pic is taken. I only use a camera (no mobile phone for this Luddite) and the fix seems to be the pic must be rotated 360 wherever it is located and saved separately. It then will appear in the correct orientation. Fiddly, I know and for this reason I avoid portrait shots whenever possible: Not always possible.

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    Graham

    Now Matt has re-oriented the shots (Thanks Matt), that is a very impressive display of Mitre/Back saws and a neat stand. May I borrow the idea if anybody wants to see anything of mine?

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    Nice, Graham.

    You have independently reinvented the saw coffin which has been around for at least 150 years. It was customary to have drop handles on both ends.

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    Thanks Graham for photos (and Matt for fixing them). I was hoping you might be doing something like that. I have made some initial contact with our local (ish) tool preservation mob but not yet been to anything. Hoping to get to their next tool sale and take it from there. I find that if I take photos with my phone on the side (potrait) then they always load up correctly.

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    Hi all,

    thanks for your various responses to this post, I was hoping it may stimulate a bit of activity.

    With regard to photo orientation, yes I have found out from previous posts about the fault with uploading portrait photos

    but those were all that I had, thanks Matt for putting them right... I have added another cropped one of the hand saw display.

    Graeme thanks for your suggestion of naming them saw coffins....

    Paul you are most welcome to use my saw stands to help you design some of your own, below are a few more pics of them minus any saws to clutter the view.

    The smaller 3 legged one is 860 tall back legs are 500 wide and holds 11 saws, the larger 4 legged one is 960 tall 400 wide at the top 500 wide at the base

    and holds 11 saws on both faces, both stands are made out of 80 x 30 mm pine.

    I have also added a couple of photos of one of my saw cases.

    Graeme with regard to handles for the boxes, I kept them at a minimum by chamfering the back edge of the top cleat allowing a finger grip, this saved purchasing handle hardware.

    Graham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macg View Post
    ... Graeme thanks for your suggestion of naming them saw coffins....
    Not actually my suggestion. It is what my great uncles called them 70 years ago. They had inherited the long standing family building business.


    ... Graeme with regard to handles for the boxes, I kept them at a minimum by chamfering the back edge of the top cleat allowing a finger grip, this saved purchasing handle hardware.

    Graham.
    The great's always used drop handles on all the tool boxes - some were quite heavy, then you could have a man on each end, or even suspend them on a carrying pole.

    The handles were always shop made - Just a bit of steel pipe welded onto a steel plate and a piece of quarter inch steel rod bent to shape - or was it 3/8"?

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    In the workshop, to keep them out of the way, the saw coffins were hung from a nail in a roof joist using a hook - just a bit of steel rod bent to shape. Hooks were used for hanging many things from rafters, supports brackets or nails or pegs in joists and studs. Something like this:

    Box Handle Hanging.jpg

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