Kenneth Van Winkle:
Here's something that I came up with. I used Bic pens (with the ink cartridges removed, they become a nice sized tube for the blades). The caps have vent holes, but the blades stay in as long as the pen caps are not oriented with a considerable down angle. Labels were printed for each type/size (Flying Dutchman are RED, Olson are BLUE, and anything else is BLACK).
Labels are attached indicating the blade size, the drill hole size, the teeth-per-inch, and the actual blade width/thickness measurements (TPI and thickness labels are located on the backside of the holder that is seen in the pictures). I reinforced adhesion of the labels with the clear packing tape that we use to help lubricate the blades while cutting.
Depending on blade size, they can hold a few dozen blades, but probably won't hold a gross. A needlework roll found at Michaels provides individual pockets for each pen (and, it also has a flap to cover the vented caps).
As I'm not a production cutter, I didn't need or want one of the other large diameter tubular systems that can hold multiple-grosses of blades. I guess this system could also work as a ready supply for the production cutter (the other tube systems could be used to store the stockpile, while this smaller stash could be used to provide a ready supply; especially for the traveling scroller).
It is simply a system that provides clear organization for a few dozen of each blade which provides easy identification during blade selection. The roll was around $7 and the pack of pens cost a couple dollars. For under $10 you have a nice blade system.
Thanks for sharing your system Kenneth.
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