Monthly Archives: January 2008

Woodworking as a Business: 16 Woodworking Money Makers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Following up on our recent post about the (questionable) profitability of making pet coffins here’s one about 16 woodworking money makers from the woodworkers at WoodNet. One very good point from meackerman that you will have to remember before quitting …

Video: John Deere Just Killed Your Chain Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

Don’t let your chain saw watch this video… he won’t come out of the shed for shame. This is a video of John Deere’s 1270D Wheeled Harvester that I found over at WoodNet. Apparently the thing has computer functionality too: …

Making Pet Coffins a Profitable Woodworking Enterprise?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Is there profit in making and selling wooden pet caskets? A member at FamilyWoodworking.org asked this very question… for his father. If you’re a woodworking hobbyist looking to supplement your income with your skills with wood then this is a …

Tool Belts vs. Shop Aprons in Your Woodshop

Posted ago by toolcrib

A great question came up over at the FamilyWoodworking.org woodworking forum (FW is a welcoming and friendly spin off of SawmillCreek.org). Mr. Sean Wright over there wrote recently: “When in your shop, do you wear a tool belt, a shop …

When Kickback Calls… Six Favorite Table Saw Splitters

Posted ago by toolcrib

What is it about kick back that opens up your eyes to the importance of a splitter on your table saw? I think this quote from a ‘Creeker just about sums it up: “Yesterday, I actually had a pretty serious …

Power Tool Decibel Levels Could Be Hurting Your Ears

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you wear hearing protection while running your woodworking tools? If you’re using tools louder than a band saw (roughly rated at 90 decibels) then you should PROTECT YOUR EARS. A woodworker over at the ‘Creek got his hands on …

Results from Wood Magazine's Table Saw Blade Retest

Posted ago by toolcrib

Wood Magazine recently retested table saw blades after realizing that their testing methods skewed the results. Basically, they used a sled to pull wood through the table saw and the sled pushed far harder than a woodworker would. ANYWAYS… I …

Sawstop vs. Powermatic PM 2000 in the Professional Wood Shop

Posted ago by toolcrib

You know I love a good power tool dust up… this one’s a classic. A Woodnetter and professional woodshop owner asks his fellow woodworkers whether he should put Sawstops or Powermatic PM2000s in his shop. Here are his criteria for …

Problems Cross Cutting with Forrest WoodWorker II 40T?

Posted ago by toolcrib

I wrote a piece awhile back comparing opinions on WWII, Frued and Ridge table saw blades, but this thread gives a little deeper insight into the WWII and asks hard questions. The thread opens with a woodworker expressing his frustrations …

Best Framing Nailers for Weekend and Outdoor Work

Posted ago by toolcrib

A woodnetter asked his fellow woodworkers to recommend to him a framing nailer. Here’s a little bit on his usage: “I will not use this everyday but for weekend outdoor work only. getting ready to build me a mini barn …