Monthly Archives: February 2008

Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Powermatic 66 Table Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

Whenever a woodworker mentions he’s in the market for a hybrid table saw there’s always someone standing around to tell him he should just take the money and invest in a used cabinet saw. A SawmillCreek member (a Creeker) asked …

5 Tips for Removing Wood Glue from Your Clothes

Posted ago by toolcrib

The only thing that wood glue bonds better than wood is fabric. So how can you get wood glue and wood glue stains out of those work shirts that need to stay presentable? An SMCreeker said: “Over the past year …

Getting Sheet Goods Home: 9 Ways to Reduce the Pain

Posted ago by toolcrib

A WoodNetter posted this complaint to the forum: “I’m killing myself trying to get sheetgoods home from the borg… there must be a better way. I have a small SUV which just isn’t cutting it.” Does this sound like you? …

7 Rules of Lending Power Tools: What's Your Policy?

Posted ago by toolcrib

How do you handle loaning out your power tools? If you’re like most woodworkers you have a very strict policy, whether it’s a qualified yes, a definite yes, or a loud, firm and final NO WAY. A thread over at …

Is Norm Abram a Master Carpenter?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Well, we all know he’s a highly influential carpenter… He ranked #1 in our poll of 3 forums (see ToolCrib.com’s Guide to Your 31 Most Influential Woodworkers). But is he really a master carpenter? This is the question that a …

Do You Have a TV In Your Wood Shop?

Posted ago by toolcrib

A member at the SawmillCreek forum asked his fellow creekers whether they had TVs in their shops… he needed some data to show to his wife because he was seeking her agreement on a new TV. I’m someone who’s easily …

The Top Five Power Tools We Buy But Never Use…

Posted ago by toolcrib

Have you ever dropped tens of dollars or even hundreds on a woodworking tool or accessory that you never used? These are the tools that are collecting dust instead of making it… Maybe it was a deal too good to …

Are Your Power Tools Covered in Your Insurance?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Let’s start this out with a relevant quote: “the worst time to find out about no coverage is after a loss.” That said, we’re not insurers. In fact, we had to spell check the word “insurers” just to get it …

The Ultimate Guide to Making Wooden Hinges

Posted ago by toolcrib

I love woodworking forums. The free flow of information, the friendships, the “strong discussions” about power tools… One of my favorite forums remains FamilyWoodworking.org, both for the spirit in which they built it and the friendliness of the guys posting …

Drum Sander Leaving Lines in Wood?

Posted ago by toolcrib

A WoodNetter wrote in to his buddies to ask about the lines left in his wood by his 18″ Delta drum sander. Here’s what he said: “I’m wondering if anyone can help me out in eliminating lines in the wood …