Monthly Archives: December 2007

Is an Appreciation of Quality Tools Related to Quality Woodworking?

Posted ago by toolcrib

We had a reader post an interesting hypothesis recently, that if you’re the type who spends more money because he appreciates the differences in high quality tools, you’re more likely to put that appreciation for quality into your woodworking projects. …

Work Shop Lighting Tips

Posted ago by toolcrib

As usual, WoodNetters inspired me to start a learning odyssey. This time into the realm of shop lighting. A recent poll in WoodNet asked members about using light diffusers and reflectors in shop lighting and this got me researching shop …

Best Table Saw Miter Gauge: Incra vs. Osborne vs. Kreg

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do your woodworking projects turn out a little less (or more…) than square? It might be time for you to graduate from the table saw miter gauge that came with your machine. A recent thread at the WoodNet forum, “Considering …

Band Saw Tire Maintenance

Posted ago by toolcrib

Take care of your tools and they will take care of you. Band saw tire maintenance is a must! A recent post in WoodNet offered some great advice on cleaning band saw tires. To round things out I dug around …

Grizzly 1023 vs. Delta Unisaw and Craftsman Hybrid

Posted ago by toolcrib

Some people like boxing. I like a good power tool face off in the forums, where woodworkers start posting in ALL CAPS AT EACH OTHER in defense of their favorite brand. To me there’s a lot of good wisdom in …

Building Your Own Drum, Belt or Thickness Sander…

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sometimes I have a hard time telling if woodworkers at WoodNet are joking around or not. Like when Snipe Hunter said he’s going to build a drum sander out of a treadmill: “We (the lovely Mrs Snipe Hunter) have this …

Best Router Bits: Whiteside vs. Freud vs. Eagle America and MORE

Posted ago by toolcrib

Well, you can blame the guys at www.FamilyWoodworking.org for setting me off on this post. Member Doug Sinjem asked fellow woodworkers, “Looking to purchase some misc. router bits and was wondering what the majority of you guys were using. There …