Monthly Archives: June 2008

Best of the Fest: The Top 5 Festool Tools

Posted ago by toolcrib

Festool owners will tell you that ALL their Festool tools are their top tools. They are as fanatical about their Festools as Mac users are about their Macs. I think these two quotes, from the recent SawmillCreek thread “Which Festool …

Best PVA Woodworking Glue

Posted ago by toolcrib

I visited the family today over at FamilyWoodworking.org and found a great post started by Larry called What type of glue? and why? This thread started me off on an hour of woodworking glue research. What I learned in that …

How to Repair Severed Power Tool Cords

Posted ago by toolcrib

I stumbled on this useful post over at SawmillCreek: Ran over the router cord… The original poster asked: “I was cutting a circle out with the router and came back around and ran the cord straight over.. Anybody know who …

Woodworking with Pallets: A Guide to Finding, Breaking Down and Building with Pallets

Posted ago by toolcrib

To the uninitiated pallet wood can seem like a treasure trove of free wood. There are stories of oak, ash, maple and all manner of exotic hardwoods used in storage pallets. After all, according to one of WoodWeb’s technical advisors, …

ToolCrib.com's Ultimate Guide to the Reciprocating Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

The reciprocating saw is the most versatile demolition power tool out there today. It’s also the goto tool for installers of windows, skylights, plumbing and just about anything else that requires removing a chunk of anything. With the range of …

Top 10 Crazy Things Cut Up with a Reciprocating Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

The SamillCreek. It’s a crazy kinda place. Mix those guys with the awesome demolition power of a reciprocating saw and you’ve got…. STORIES TO TELL. I’ve been researching a reciprocating saw article and found this thread: Things you have cut …

Dovetail Jigs: Leigh vs. Akeda vs. Porter-Cable and More

Posted ago by toolcrib

There’s no such thing as the BEST all time dovetail jig. I learned that lesson most clearly from Jack Loganbill over at the Woodshop: If there’s one thing you take away from this article it’s that you really DO need …

Canoe Made of Chopsticks :: Longship Made of Popsicle Sticks

Posted ago by toolcrib

How can you NOT read a forum thread like this: Canoe made from disposable chopsticks. Per Swenson posted this over at SawmillCreek. Here’s the canoe: A bit about the canoe: “A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of …

Top 16 "Gadget" Woodworking Tools: Gadget Gambles that Paid Off

Posted ago by toolcrib

I saw this great little post over at SawmillCreek… Do you have a good Gadget tool……? The OP (original poster) describes gadget tools like this: “You kind of feel funny when you sucker in and buy one…. but then you …

28 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Sawdust and Woodchips

Posted ago by toolcrib

Being a thrifty fella, this thread over at Woodnet caught my attention: Where do you get rid of chips/sawdust? I used this thread as a starting point and then researched forums and other info sites to compile this post. THEN …