Monthly Archives: December 2008

The ToolCrib.com Email Newsletter Archive

Posted ago by toolcrib

We know that signing up for ANOTHER email newsletter is a big commitment ;) Check out our archive before you sign up for the newsletter >> 19 Box Joint Jig Plans + 10 Clever Bed Plans + 7 Dovetail Jig …

Gifts from the Wood Shop: Christmas Gift Photos from Woodworking Forums

Posted ago by toolcrib

Did you make any Christmas gifts in your workshop this year? You’re not alone ;) While visiting my favorite woodworking forums today I found several threads showcasing Christmas gifts. Here are some of my favorite photos, followed by links to …

A Walk Through Stu's Shed: Interview with Woodworking Blogger Stuart

Posted ago by toolcrib

Stu’s an Australian woodworking blogger who writes and video tapes his experiences and lessons learned while working in his shed. He’s also one of the few cheapskate woodworkers brave enough to take the quiz AND post his cheapskate badge ;D. …

Combination Blade Showdown: Forrest vs. Freud vs. Tenryu and More

Posted ago by toolcrib

In many cases a quality combination blade will outperform lower grade dedicated rip and cross cut blades. Whether you choose to run only combo blades or switch your blades depending on your cuts is a matter of preference, what you’re …

Festool Increases Price of Products by $6339.99

Posted ago by toolcrib

Festool lovers weep while Festool haters laugh and wink at their perfectly respectable collection of power tools. Why? Festool announced a price increase starting on February 1st, 2009. We plugged the Festool price increase list supplied by McFeely’s into good …

10 Free "Project-Specific" Woodworking Software Programs

Posted ago by toolcrib

We should have included free woodworking software on our list of the top 10 most dangerous power tools ;) The free woodworking design software out there – namely SketchUp (read about Sketchup and Woodworking in this forum if you want) …

31 Free 3D Puzzle Plans for Woodworkers: Burrs, Japanese Boxes, Tangrams and MORE

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you value your sanity STOP READING RIGHT NOW. The following puzzle plans will not only challenge your woodworking ability, but your ability to control your anger and frustration when you attempt to master your own creations… Puzzle makers seem …

Wooden Gear Clocks by Keith Chambers

Posted ago by toolcrib

My wife and I dropped by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft during our recent Thanksgiving visit. I’m lucky she brought her camera – otherwise I would have not been able to share these exquisitely crafted wooden clocks by …

Best 14" Bandsaws: Grizzly vs. Rikon vs. Powermatic vs. Laguna and More

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you’re just getting started shopping for a 14 inch band saw the choices can be overwhelming… I’ve read of woodworkers who spent over a year doing their 14 inch bandsaw research. And with good reason – these puppies can …