Monthly Archives: September 2008

Chairs, Cars and Guns by Woodworking Wizard Michael Cooper

Posted ago by toolcrib

Woodnetter Toscageoff introduced me to Michael Cooper in the thread “The best woodwork I have ever seen.” I started off getting “blown away” by this piece called “Tex” from 1976: That’s a bent wood barrel! HOLY COW. He has a …

Woodshop Dust Collection on a Budget

Posted ago by toolcrib

Woodworking is an expensive hobby, and an even more expensive business… it’s no wonder that there are so many woodworking cheapskates out there ;) Dust collection is NOT something you want to skimp on though. That said, it’s unreasonable to …

Wood Storage 101: 14 Lumber Storage Plans and 7 Storage Tips

Posted ago by toolcrib

There’s a woodworking maxim that goes “you can never have too many tools.” No one ever mentions the accompanying maxim though: “…there’s never enough room.” This holds true for wood too. In this article I scoured the web for lumber …

First Reported Injury with Sawstop…

Posted ago by toolcrib

…NOT a severe injury, and NOT from the blade. (Note – Sawstop has a number of testimonials and pictures of scrapes that could have been much worse. Technically this is FAR from the first Sawstop injury, just an ironic story.) …

32 Free Picnic Table Plans + Top 3 Most Awesome Picnic Table Plan Awards

Posted ago by toolcrib

Here in North Carolina the sweetest picnic season is just arriving… Fall! I woke up this morning with visions of picnic tables dancing in my head and I just knew there would be some crazy, practically ludicrous picnic table plans …

25 Fixes for Common Woodworking Mistakes + the Biggest Mistakes YOU'VE Made?

Posted ago by toolcrib

“Making mistakes” should be added to that list along with “death” and “taxes.” Especially when it comes to woodworking. Mistakes are the only way some of us learn ANYTHING, so I guess we should be thankful ;) Fortunately there are …

9 Woodworking Tools You Wish You had Bought Earlier

Posted ago by toolcrib

It’s funny, but sometimes you just don’t know what you need until AFTER you get it. A recent WoodNet thread caught my eye with this title: “I wish I had bought this tool earlier and why..please chime in!!” I picked …

10 "Hard to Admit" Woodworking Injuries

Posted ago by toolcrib

It’s not always easy to admit your mistakes… though it helps a little if others can learn from what you did wrong. A recent thread at WoodNet caught my attention: Admit it! The OP (original poster) asks: “Who has actually …

6 Wooden Star Wars Projects for the Jedi Woodworker

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you happen to be a Star Wars geek AND a woodworker then the title of this post probably has you a little bit shaky. Let me begin by saying that the projects listed here DON’T have plans – they …

Workshop Climate Control: Insulating, Heating and Cooling Your Woodshop

Posted ago by toolcrib

Too hot in your shop for woodworking? Is the winter freeze keeping your glue from setting? Welcome to the article that sets you on the path towards the perfect woodshop climate! You can blame the woodworkers over at the Wood …