Monthly Archives: April 2008

Video: Wood Sculptures that Move

Posted ago by toolcrib

These wood sculptures by artist David C Roy really took my breath away… here’s a video of one he called “Spectrum” (for some reason these videos aren’t playing for me on my computer… they play fine in YouTube though so …

Parallel Clamps: Jet vs. Bessey

Posted ago by toolcrib

The SawmillCreekers chimed in recently when one of their own asked about Jet parallel clamps. Clamps and power tools are two things you can never have enough of, so of course I rolled up my sleeves and started counting responses. …

Top 5 Most Popular Random Orbit Sanders

Posted ago by toolcrib

Random Orbit Sanders are woodshop standards around the world. The random orbit means that the grit doesn’t make a noticeable “pattern” in the surface of your woodworking project. If you’re shopping for a new one – or your first one …

Foot Protection: Best Shoes for the Woodshop

Posted ago by toolcrib

Quality work shoes can take the ache out of your back, ankles, knees and feet. The question of “best shoes for the woodshop” comes up over and over in woodworking forums. Like most things woodworking the best answer is “it …

Dream Table Saws: What TS Would You Get With Unlimited Budget?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Over at Family Woodworking Joe Mioux asked the family what table saw they’d get if they had unlimited budget. He’s selling a Mini-Max. See the original thread here: If you could buy a new ts…. I tallied them up and …

Grizzly G5013 17" Band Saw vs. Jet JWBS-18X 18" Band Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

A Woodnetter asked his fellows recently what their thoughts were on a battle between the Grizzly G5013 and the Jet JWBS-18X. For the record, the 17″ Grizzly G5013 placed first in our survey for our band saw buying guide. That …

Top 4 Most Used Woodworking Squares

Posted ago by toolcrib

Woodnetter Zane Moseley wants a new square. He went to his fellow WoodNetters and said: “I’m thinking of buying a quality square like a Starrett or Incra that will last for years and give trustworth readings. The 12″ starrett combo …

How Many Beers is Too Many for Woodworking?

Posted ago by toolcrib

First off I want to state that the official ToolCrib position is that ANY beer is too much beer for woodworking. We’re serious about safety and would like to remind you that the #1 most dangerous power tool is YOU. …

6 Ways to Seal a Tube of Caulk

Posted ago by toolcrib

Caulk is – in the grand scheme of things – pretty cheap. Still, there’s no point in wasting it, especially when you crack a new tube and only use half of it. SawmillCreeker David Klug asked “When ever I use …

SawStop Bandsaw Prototype – Video

Posted ago by toolcrib

I just saw this on YouTube, thought you’d dig it. It’s pretty old I think but still cool! Here are some other posts that mention SawStop: Sawstop vs. Powermatic PM 2000 in the Professional Wood Shop BOSCH Places Second in …