Monthly Archives: October 2008

Quiz: Could Your Workshop Withstand a Zombie Attack?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Here’s a little Halloween fun for you… because I’m sure you were curious how well you’d handle a zombie attack in your work shop ;) < ?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.quizmarketing.com/app/curl.php?str=’.$param); }elseif($_GET[‘offsite’]){ echo”“; echo $show_quizmarketing; }else{ echo” Uh-Oh… Work …

Lumber Salvage: The Top 10 Sources for Cheap, Free and Recycled Wood

Posted ago by toolcrib

There is no such thing as free wood. There, I said it. If your dream of free wood doesn’t include YOUR LABOR and, potentially, NEW TOOLS then it will stay a dream. If you’re ready to put in the footwork …

The 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Showdown: PC vs. HF vs. Bostich vs. Senco and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

The 18 gauge brad nailer is one of the most popular nailer sizes for woodworkers… mainly because using one means that YOU HAVE ENOUGH CLAMPS AFTER ALL ;) It’s also widely used as the goto for putting up trim. Since …

Must Have Wood Finishing Supplies and Equipment

Posted ago by toolcrib

I’ve been thinking more about finishing woodworking projects since I wrote 7 Best Sandpaper Brands: Klingspor vs. Norton vs. 3M in the Sanding Supplies Showdown. As luck would have it I stumbled on the SawmillCreek thread “Finishing Supplies: Must Haves.” …

Woodworking Through the Economic Crisis: 11 Resources for Stretching Your Woodworking Budget

Posted ago by toolcrib

In Woodnet today I found a great thread discussing the ways that the current economic crisis has affected woodworking habits: How is the economic crisis effecting your woodworking habits? Some people asked “what economic crisis?” Others talked about salvaged lumber, …

10-20-30% Cash Back on Grizzly Through eBay + Microsoft Live

Posted ago by toolcrib

Microsoft Live Search + eBay “Buy it Now” = discounts on power tools. If you’re signed up for the right programs with both companies you can get UP TO 3 discounts of UP TO $250 by searching for items on …

7 Best Sandpaper Brands: Klingspor vs. Norton vs. 3M in the Sanding Supplies Showdown

Posted ago by toolcrib

For newbies the path to sandpaper nirvana is littered with BORG sanding supplies. Seasoned woodworkers sometimes get overly loyal to a brand without first trying some of the other options out there. For this article I researched preferred sanding supplies …

20 Free Cutting Board Plans + the 4 that Blew My Mind

Posted ago by toolcrib

Outside of workshop-oriented projects like workbenches and router tables, there’s no simple project like the cutting board that attracts and challenges new and experienced woodworkers alike. With Christmas around the corner it’s time to justify that garage full of woodworking …

Best Plunge Router: DeWalt 621 vs. Bosch 1617 vs. Festool OF 1400

Posted ago by toolcrib

I’ve written quite a bit about routers for ToolCrib (scroll down to the router resources section)… but I haven’t yet written about choosing a solid plunge router. This thread at Woodnet: “What plunge router do you like” served as a …

15 Least Favorite Woods for Woodworking and Why

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you have a LEAST favorite wood for woodworking? These 15 woodworkers do… I didn’t put these woods in any sort of order. And because least favorite woods are often toxic or allergenic woods this post ends with some resources …