In a recent Woodsmith Tips email, I saw a tip to use a plywood platform to hold all the parts of a dado blade when you’re changing blades. The problem I had, however, was keeping track of the shims, along with the nut and flange washer from my table saw. That’s when I added the modifications you see above. A spot for everything. The concept is similar to the original tip. However, I made the plywood base slightly wider. Then, I installed two dowels into the base. One dowel is to hold the dado shims, and the other dowel is for the flange washer from my table saw. I also added a rare-earth magnet into the base. This gives me a place to set the nut from the table saw arbor. Now, everything is right at hand when I’m changing my saw blade, and I’m no longer fishing for the shims I need or chasing a lost nut inside the saw.