Monthly Archives: March 2008

Table Saw Blade Storage

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you keep your table saw blades on a nail on the wall? Or worse, stacked on top of each other in a drawer? My understanding is that your #1 goal in storage should be not letting the teeth touch …

11 Cheap, Recycled or Free Items Useful in the Wood Shop

Posted ago by toolcrib

Yes you DO have to read all the way through WoodNet’s Cheap Useful Item for the Shop. Why? Because there are way more than 11 useful ideas there. There are probably more like 100 useful ideas there from at least …

Wood Lathes: $400 vs. $4000

Posted ago by toolcrib

An old thread on lathes in SawmillCreek caught my eye recently… I’ve never dug into lathes that much and they always seemed sort of on the outskirts of woodworking. That may be the reason they appeal to some folks though …

Getting the Most Out of Your Benchtop or Contractor Table Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

When I researched and wrote the ToolCrib.com table saw buying guide I pretty much panned benchtops. I recommended to folks that they go for a guide and circ saw if they were seriously considering a benchtop. Sometimes you’ve just got …

Cyclone Dust Collectors: Gorilla vs. Clear Vue vs. Grizzly

Posted ago by toolcrib

For those new to wood shop dust collection, a cyclone dust collection system differs from older dust collection systems because almost no dust reaches the filter – it all ends up in the collection bin. Until I started reading through …

Top 5 Woodworking Tool Companies with the Best Customer Service

Posted ago by toolcrib

When my wife and I get great customer service we make it a point to speak to the manager and pass along a compliment. A thread in SawmillCreek (Your Vote: Best Customer Service) does the same thing for woodworking related …

53 Free Workbench Plans: The Ultimate Guide for Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sign up for the ToolCrib newsletter and get great woodworking resources like this in your inbox! We all know what the most dangerous power tool in your workshop is (it’s you ;)… so what’s the most useful/important tool? No, it’s …

The Quest Begins for a Wooden Guitar Hero Controller…

Posted ago by toolcrib

Now… there are no details yet if this could work, but the gamer geeks at WoodNet are wondering about creating a wooden Guitar Hero controller. As a fan of Guitar Hero (along with my wife and nephew) this topic caught …

Do You Wear Your Wedding Ring in the Shop?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Rings are always mentioned when it comes to power tool safety – in that list of things NOT to wear in the shop. Along with long hair, dangling necklaces and long sleeves, rings can get caught in the machinery and …

Seven Ideas for Drill Bit Storage

Posted ago by toolcrib

A woodworker at SawmillCreek has too many bits and not enough storage. He asked his fellow creekers for some ideas on how to make his bits easy to access. They mentioned great ideas and included great links to bit storage …