Monthly Archives: February 2009

Favorite Wood for Woodworking: Cherry vs. Walnut vs. Maple vs. 26 MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

5 forum threads. 29 types of wood. One champion ;) I counted up “votes” for favorite wood types in 5 different forum threads from 3 different forums and added them all together for you here. Each forum thread – listed …

11 Free Miter Saw Stand Plans + 9 Pictorial Idea Guides, 2 Videos, 6 Paid Plans and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

What good is a miter saw if you don’t have a stand? As one forum poster said: “I’m tired of putting my chop saw on the floor!” Let this free miter saw plan collection inspire your next project, whether you’re …

Golf Course Tree Yields Golf Ball Burl

Posted ago by toolcrib

This golf ball found in a tree raises 4 impossibilities that continue to baffle, befuddle and bemuse me. Take a look and then see if you agree: Here’s what continues to keep me up at night, tossing and turning at …

New Study Shows that Mens' Brains Equate Women in Bikinis and Power Tools

Posted ago by toolcrib

Every man has a portion of his brain that “lights up” when getting ready to perform an action with power tools. According to a study reported on by CNN, this same area lights up when men look at images of …

Top 9 Woodworking Shop Vac Smack Down: Ridgid vs. Festool vs. Fein and More

Posted ago by toolcrib

Hundreds of forum posts. Tens of reviews. Thousands of seconds. That’s what it took to bring you the woodworking shop vac smack down. We gathered and reviewed the reviews and then read every forum thread we could find that discussed …

Do You Trust Woodworking Magazine Tool Reviews?

Posted ago by toolcrib

An insightful thread at FamilyWoodworking really got my wheels turning in regards to magazine tool reviews: Whats your view on Magazine Tool Reviews please vote in the poll. For the record, 61% of the Family does believe that woodworking magazine …

Video: Table Saw Daredevil Shows What NOT to Do

Posted ago by toolcrib

Warning: YOU WILL CRINGE AND POSSIBLY CURSE OUT LOUD. Reactions at SawmillCreek range from dark, uncontrolled laughter to indignant rage at the idiocy displayed in this video posted to YouTube about 2 years ago.

7 Table Saw Jointing Jig Plans: Straight Edge, No Jointer

Posted ago by toolcrib

Getting that first straight edge on your working board spawned a class of power tool known as the jointer (and way way back when it spawned the jointer plane, but we don’t get very galoot ’round these parts ;) Luckily …

13 Free Clamp Storage Plans: Space Savers, Mobile Clamp Carts, Pipe Clamp Racks and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Common woodworking wisdom states that one can NEVER have enough clamps. It follows therefore that as one continues to obtain clamps the need for storage solutions increases RAPIDLY. I scoured the internet to bring you our latest free plan collection. …

Top 16 Trim Routers: Bosch Colt vs. Makita vs. PC310 vs. Ridgid R2400 and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Not only do trim routers remain popular with woodworkers for functionality, but their relatively low price keeps them moving off the shelves. To find the top 10 trim routers we gathered up all the trim router reviews and recommendations by …