Monthly Archives: January 2009

15 Free Table Saw Outfeed Plans: Mobile Tables, Folding Tables, Outfeed Stands and More!

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Self reliance in woodworking means you don’t have to call your spouse or kids to hold those long, dangly boards as they come off your table saw. This collection of 15 free table saw out feed plans puts YOU in …

New Craftsman Auto-Hammer vs. Doug Mahoney's Thumb

Posted ago by toolcrib

Hot on the heels of SawStop inventor and CEO Steve Gass sticking his finger in a whirling table saw blade comes the latest in physical testing extremes… ToolSnob’s Doug Mahoney put his thumb under the hammer in his review of …

Festool Pitches $500 Drills to Contractors + Other New Tools from the International Builder's Show 2009

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If you want to reach home building contractors (despite their gloomy economic outlook), the International Builders Show delivers. From the IBS coverage round up we found we picked out these tools that debuted at the 2009 International Builder’s Show in …

A Working Wooden Vespa by Portuguese "Carpintaria" Carlos Alberto

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Portuguese woodworker Carlos Alberto lays down the gauntlet for Lee Stoetzel, creator of the life-size wooden VW Bus with his WORKING wooden Vespa! Holy Schnikies! (click for bigger image)

7 Formulas to Find Your Optimum Power Tool Height Zones

Posted ago by toolcrib

Finding just the right work height for your bench and your power tools can make your time in the shop even more enjoyable. A recent post in WoodNet – The optimum height of a woodworker – got me hard at …

Table Made of 8 Contractors Levels and a Glass Top

Posted ago by toolcrib

Forget making furniture WITH your tools… now it’s time to make furniture OUT OF your tools!

How it Leaked, Why it's HOT: The New Ridgid R4511 Granite Top Hybrid Table Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

UPDATE: the Ridgid R4511 has been RECALLED. UPDATE 2: Now we’re getting word that the r4511 has been discontinued… The new Ridgid R4511 is not a secret – you can read all about it at Ridgid’s site. However, it wasn’t …

21 Free Cat Furniture Plans: Free Plans for Cat Trees, Condos, Scratching Posts and MORE

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Have you SEEN THE PRICES for cat furniture at the pet store these days? WOW. You could save yourself HUNDREDS of dollars by buying cat furniture at the store and NOT investing in the tools, materials and time it would …

19 Free Jewelry Box Plans: Swing for the Fence with a Wooden Jewelry Chest!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Can you feel Valentine’s day breathing down your neck? Is that special someone’s birthday about to blind side you? Wait is it almost Christmas time already? YIKES!!! This list of 19 free jewelry box plans will make you a BIG …

Top 25 Most Popular ToolCrib.com Articles of 2008

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I had a blast writing for ToolCrib.com in 2008 – I’d have a tough time picking my favorite articles. You don’t have any trouble picking your favorites ;) Here are the writings that YOU liked the most last year, in …