Monthly Archives: May 2008

ToolCrib.com's Ultimate Guide to the Crosscut Sled

Posted ago by toolcrib

Blame this post on FamilyWoodworking. I was over there trolling for good article ideas and stumbled on a thread called “Most Used Jigs.” I started adding up the results and it turned out that the crosscut sled won by a …

9 Sandpaper Storage Ideas (+ free plans)

Posted ago by toolcrib

How do you store and organize your sandpaper? If you’re storing sanding belts and sanding discs PLUS sanding sheets your storage can get out of control fast. A recent poster at SawmillCreek (How do you store your sandpaper?) asked for …

Compact Drivers: Bosch vs. Milwaukee vs. Rigid

Posted ago by toolcrib

Compact drivers become must-have tools after you use them once. Their popularity means that every tool brand under the sun has one on display. They must be pretty cheap to make too considering how often Bosch gives them away. So …

Rising Iron Costs to Increase Power Tool Prices?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Cast iron – it’s part of what makes good tools good. Unfortunately for power tool buyers rising prices in iron could have an enormous impact in power tool prices. Steel City’s granite-topped table saw is starting to make a little …

Life-Size Wooden Sculpture of a VW Bus: Video + Pics

Posted ago by toolcrib

Recently I wrote about David C. Roy’s kinetic wood sculptures – you have to see them to believe them. The same holds true for these sculptures by artist Lee Stoetzel. Among his works are a full size model of a …

8 Sayings That Prove They're Not Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sometimes all they have to do is open their mouth… and you beyond the shadow of a doubt that they are NOT a woodworker. I found a thread at Woodnet that had me spitting coffee on the monitor… What’s the …

Check Out The $35,000 Rocking Chair

Posted ago by toolcrib

I spotted this on my latest visit over to FamilyWoodworking… Introducing the $35,000 rocking chair: It’s made of Amboyna Burl by Parker Converse II. He says: “These chairs take about three times longer to make and the cost of materials …

Most Used Sliding Compound Miter Saw: the SMCS Showdown

Posted ago by toolcrib

Over a year ago I asked my favorite forums for input on sliding compound miter saws… this gave us Hitachi vs. Bosch vs. Makita: Making the Sliding Compound Mitre Saw Decision. Then, Woodnetters mostly recommended the Hitachi, as did the …

Most Used Belt Sanders: Porter Cable vs. Dewalt vs. Bosch

Posted ago by toolcrib

The belt sander is a go-to tool for taking lots of wood off in a hurry. Getting the right one for your needs – and deciding between a belt sander and other options like the random orbit sander – will …

Do You Have Too Much Tool Pride?

Posted ago by toolcrib

The folks over at FamilyWoodworking have an interesting thread going on tool pride… Member Allen Grimes asked: “Over past 2 or 4 years, I’ve noticed that a lot of people take far too much pride in the tools they own. …