As for storing sawblades, when I teach, I hand out two 12-packs of
sawblades, each in a plastic drinking straw (the kind that has that
"ripple" in it, for bending the straw over the edge of a glass).
The short end I bend up about 180 degrees and tape it to the rest of
the straw. Then I drop the pack of sawblades in and put a little
piece of tape over the top. I also tape the two straws (each with a
dozen sawblades in it) together, side-by-side. That way, the blades
don’t get lost in the packet of jewelrymaking tools that each
It’s not elegant, but it works. On my own bench, I use a variety of
things (some from the Rescue Mission’s second-hand store) in which
to store my blades upright.