Welcome! Forums Project Series Tool Chest storing saws on inside of the lid

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    patchedupdemon
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    ive seen on some of pauls older videos,like the one on sharpening aldi chisels,that paul had a small tool box behind him,and to the right of the big tool cupboard.
    now you can see that the lid fall outwards and down,which makes no difference really,but you will see a panel saw that is being held on the inside of the lid,with a pice of wood inside the handle,with a toggle so to say,to lock the handle in place.

    does anyone know where i cn find a tutorial for these,and how to secure the toe of the blade,i cant see any fixings used either,i know i could just cut the shapes out a screw them to the underside of the lid,but id like that clean look without fixings that paul has used.

    thanks

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    Alan
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    Paul HAS used fixings. You can just make out one of the two screws in the top of the block. If you want a cleaner look, simply plug the screw-holes with a dowel and chisel/plane it flush. The toggle has a screw in the centre too. These are utility pieces for storing tools. Concealed fixings are best reserved for the things you make with the tools.

    For the main block: Find a block of wood which is about 5mm deeper than your handle. Sketch around the inside of your handle. Using a Coping Saw, cut out the profile of the inside of your handle. Slice that extra 5mm you allowed for from the top of your block to get your rotating toggle with matching profile. Fix the block with glue and two screws. Secure the toggle with a screw in the centre, leaving it loose enough so it rotates. Align the toggle to insert/remove your saw. Turn toggle 90-degrees to friction-lock it.

    For the toe: Make a flat/low ‘bridge’ with just enough clearance beneath for the saw-plate to slide into. Or cut a channel/groove into a narrow strip of wood and slide the saw’s teeth into that. Some use a small triangle to support the saw’s front corner. Slide the saw in, toe-first, then lower the handle onto the main block, turn the toggle.

    For shorter saws, you don’t need anything at the toe. The main block is enough to support the whole saw.

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    patchedupdemon
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    Wow thank you for the detailed reply,well spotted on the fixings,my eyes are obviously not very good lol.
    Again thank you,now I know what to do with the toe of the saw plate I can get to making these

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