Monthly Archives: November 2008

25 Fast, Easy and Free Woodworking Plans for Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Posted ago by toolcrib

You made your list and checked it twice… and yet SOMEHOW you forgot a gift for your spouse’s boss’s nephew’s cousin! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii(you know how this ends ;) Never fear! ToolCrib delivers 25 fast easy and free woodworking plans that you …

Video: SawStop Inventor Puts His Finger in a SawStop

Posted ago by toolcrib

SawStop inventor Steve Gass decided that a hot dog just isn’t cutting it anymore… So he put his OWN FINGER into the spinning blade on national television… (You like power tools and woodworking? Sign up for the twice-monthly ToolCrib.com newsletter …

ToolCrib.com Exclusive: Nail Jack Tools, Inc. to Purchase DeWitt Vise-Grip Factory?

Posted ago by toolcrib

UPDATE (4-15-09): Nail Jack Purchase of Vise-Grip Plant Falls Through Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of DeWitt. Nail Jack Tools – an American nail-pulling tool manufacturer – has reportedly entered into an agreement to purchase the …

18 Woodworking Christmas Gift Ideas (12 for $30 and Under)

Posted ago by toolcrib

(Looking for woodworking plan gift ideas you can make others? See 25 Fast, Easy and Free Woodworking Plans for Last Minute Christmas Gifts) So the love of your life and kids don’t know what to get your for Christmas? You’re …

Woodworking with Kids: How to Pass Along Your Love of the Craft

Posted ago by toolcrib

Can woodworking compete with video games, text messaging and the internet? To put it another way do you think YOU would have gotten interested in woodworking if you had grown up in this “golden” era of entertainment technologies? My guess …

2 Free Cutlist Programs that Minimize Scrap for Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

(Sign up for the ToolCrib newsletter and get great woodworking resources like this in your inbox!) What if you could consistently determine the most efficient way to cut your wood stock down into project-ready pieces? First off you’d save yourself …

Build Your Dream Workshop: 23 Free Workshop and Shed Plans

Posted ago by toolcrib

Whether you’re just dreaming it or you’re ready to build it, the backyard workshop is the ultimate for every woodworker. Just ask the guys who have one ;) This collection of links to plans, articles, books, videos – all free …

12 Workshop Security Tips: How to Protect Your Power Tools from Theft and Break Ins

Posted ago by toolcrib

Theft sucks. There’s no other way to put it. It leaves you feeling violated and all to aware of your vulnerability. That’s why there’s no time like the present to increase the security you have on your power tools… Thanks …

12 Free Workshop Storage Plans: Tool Cabinets, Rolling Carts, Under Stair Storage and More

Posted ago by toolcrib

Like clamps and free lumber, storage is always scarce when you need it. These free storage plans will help you tame the clutter in your workshop and make you more productive, efficient, and smarter. Or, at least they will make …

Power Tool Battery Repair: Resources for Rebuilding Your Rechargeable Batteries

Posted ago by toolcrib

WAIT! You don’t have to buy a new battery for your drill just because the old one won’t hold a charge anymore! There are some great companies who will rebuild those batteries for you… AND some great companies that will …