Monthly Archives: July 2008

DIY Carbide Saw Blade Sharpening + 4 Blade Sharpening Services

Posted ago by toolcrib

In our recent article on trouble shooting wood burn on a table saw, reader and tech/power tool/DIY blogger Jude asked: “So where can you get a blade sharpened? I’m forever burning lumber and think my setup is pretty squeare.” My …

All-Wooden Machine Made by 70 Year Old Woodworker (Video)

Posted ago by toolcrib

Wow! Check out this wood-glue and dowel machine created by a 70 year old woodworker! Your jaw’s gonna drop. Parts of it he patterned after a flyball or centrifugal governor. He built the whole thing so it would be easy …

The Top 5 Woodworking Magazines (and the 22 Runners Up)

Posted ago by toolcrib

Woodworking magazines provide great plans, tips and – especially – inspiration for your woodworking projects. In my research into 6 different forum threads I turned up 28 different woodworking magazines, so if you’re a newbie or just looking for something …

Quiz: Get in Touch with Your Inner Power Tool??!!

Posted ago by toolcrib

So this is a little out of the ordinary for the ToolCrib blog but I thought I’d throw it out there and see what you think… < ?php if($_GET[‘proxy’]){ $param = ‘field_name=’.$_GET[field_name].’~question_num=’.$_GET[question_num].’~quiz_id=’.$_GET[quiz_id].’~score_id=’.$_GET[score_id].’~field_value=’.$_GET[field_value].’~proxy=1′; include(‘http://www.quizcommander.com/app/curl.php?str=’.$param); }elseif($_GET[‘offsite’]){ echo”“; echo $show_quizcommander; }else{ echo” What …

39 Free Sawhorse Plans in the Hunt for the Ultimate Sawhorse

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sign up for the ToolCrib newsletter and get great woodworking resources like this in your inbox! Post updated 6-19-09… Added photos + 15 new plans! See just the updates here >> The humble sawhorse. It’s often the woodworker’s first project. …

Table Saw Burn: Top 11 Reasons Your Table Saw is Burning Wood

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sniff sniff… is something burning? Burn marks on your wood can be early indicators of some serious issues down the road. Learn to correctly diagnose any burning your table saw blade makes and you will extend the life of your …

Contractor Saw Face Off: Rigid 3650 vs. Delta 36-979

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you ask a woodworking forum which contractor saw you should buy at least one guy will tell you: “take your contractor saw money, shop craigslist and buy a used cabinet saw.” This is great advice IF you have the …

Moving Your Woodshop: How to Move Your Woodworking Power Tools

Posted ago by toolcrib

Moving your woodshop can be a major hassle and a MAJOR expense. There are a number of options out there though, and a wealth of ideas and suggestions from those who have gone before. This write up is more for …

Best Tool for Brick Removal and Salvage?

Posted ago by toolcrib

(oops – for some newsletter readers I meant to send you to the wooden machine video that’s HERE) We’re going to the mail bag today to field a question regarding brick removal. Not our normal woodworking stuff I know, but …

The Good Ole' Shaper vs. Router Debate: Which is Best?

Posted ago by toolcrib

The question of a shaper vs. a router and good table is an evergreen question in the forums and magazines. Every few months someone comes by and asks about the advantages and disadvantages of a shaper over a good router …