Repurposing saw blades

by Kathy
I have 3 saw blades, 2 large and one medium size. I want to do something cute with them and hang them on the outside of garage but I'm not an artist so any suggestions
  18 answers
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Feb 22, 2015
    Clock faces would be cool.
  • Ken Ken on Feb 22, 2015
    You could also replace the wheels on an old bicycle frame with the two large blades to make an "Ice Cycle" and I agree, a clock for the smaller one. Or an "Ice Wheelbarrow" considering the winter in NY this year.
  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 22, 2015
    Those are great ideas thank you
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Feb 22, 2015
    I was thinking of a clock face too. See the post to give you an idea.
  • Marie Niemann Marie Niemann on Feb 22, 2015
    That's a nice one! Clock might be safer than as yard art. I have one that I set out on a stump and put my birdfeeders on top of it.
  • SarahGenie Bliss SarahGenie Bliss on Feb 22, 2015
    PAINT A Picture of your own.... Maybe Of: winter / sping time - barn - cabbin,,, Have fun:}
  • Suzan Suzan on Feb 22, 2015
    These are old saws that were headed to the dump. just spray painted them, and put them on painted wooden dowels and stuck them in the ground.
  • Luigi Long Luigi Long on Feb 22, 2015
    Have you considered making a garden thermometer? You could shine up one side of the saw face, and put a nice hand-indicator, and then get the back of an existing round thermometer which isn't so nice, and perhaps made of plastic, and attach; you could get real creative with the face side by painting the values in various colours?
  • Susan Lancia Susan Lancia on Feb 22, 2015
    What about a 3 tiered plant shelf? Paint the saws a really bright color (so no one bumps into them) and then string them with some chains. Or maybe use some glow in the dark paint.
  • Susan Susan on Feb 22, 2015
    make a hanging light..industrial look with an edison bulb...easy to do
  • Pamela Golden Pamela Golden on Feb 22, 2015
    I would buy 3 ceiling medallions each with a different style and paint them. Either all the same color or all 3 different colors that would look nice on your garage. Please leave the saws in the original color and just clean them up. Then glue medallions onto the saws.
  • Lesley Lesley on Feb 22, 2015
    I think it is best to keep them out of the way on the side of your garage as the saw edges could be pretty nasty if someone bumped into them. I suggest grouping them together with some other rusty old items, for instance, old garden tools, making a sort of 'rusty vintage' collage. No artistic skill required, just and 'eye' for layout!
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 23, 2015
    Like Suzan's idea but I would attach them to the garage wall. Those edges are still sharp enough. You could do brown-eyed susans. Paint the blade yellow,, drill a hole in the center so the screw attaching them to the wall is hidden with the brown eye. Then just paint some green stems.and leaves. If you do a modernistic style, they can be stylized. Group of three would look really good.
  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 23, 2015
    thank you all for such great ideas now I just have to pick one..
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Feb 24, 2015
    it is pretty easy to turn them into clocks.
  • Grandmona Grandmona on Feb 24, 2015
    I saw 3 saw blades painted as colorful large flowers, attached to the side of an old weathered shed. The stems were lengths of old barbed wire. It was really attractive.
    • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Mar 01, 2015
      @Grandmona Barbed wire for stems is so neat - like thorns! She could also use lengths of scrap metal, too.
  • Eileen Eileen on Feb 27, 2015
    I would make a snowman using the 2 lg ones for the body, medium for the head. I would also paint the opposite side as, flowers, ladybugs, something spring/summer so you just flip them over with the changing seasons. Anxious to see what you decide!
  • Susan S Susan S on Feb 28, 2015
    You can use an iron plant hanger. I found the planter hanger is weighted and bends when I hung a large bird feeder. What I had was a huge bend. A friend resolved that problem by welding a blade inside the crook on the pole at the top, and welding it to the large crook (not the small one that hold plants or bird feeder. It works!