Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sam Maloof: 1916-2009… 93 Reflections of a Master Woodworker

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“The reverence that the object maker has for the materials, for the shape, and for the miracle of his skill transcends to God, the Master Craftsman, the Creator of all things, who uses us, our hands, as His tools to …

5 and 1/4 Free Woodshop Layout Programs: Software for Workshop Layout

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Writing and compiling 17 Free Garage Woodshop Plans: Ingenious Space Savers for Garage Workshops led me to Grizzly’s shop layout program. Their ingenious little Flash tool got me thinking – are there any other free woodshop layout tools available? After …

Video: Circular Saw Demolition + Gravity = Valuable Life Lesson

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Pictures are worth a thousand words. This video’s worth three or four, but I can’t publish any of them on this family website! The video’s only 2 seconds long, but in it you can see a man learn a huge …

17 Free Garage Woodshop Plans: Ingenious Space Savers for Garage Workshops

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Before digging into our list of 17 garage woodshop plans I wanted to cite my inspiration for this collection: a post at WoodNet called Garage woodshop questions. The whole thread is an awesome resource for anyone planning a new woodshop …

Wood Imitates Life: Meet the Amazon Kindling!

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Wood imitates life… yet again! This time Mr. Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com (6th best site on the internet) asked a buddy of his to laser cut an Amazon Kindle.

13 Things to Do With Power Tool Cases

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Most power tools come in heavy, protective blow molded plastic cases. Like this one: Woodnetter devildog1024 stirred up a whole mess of conversatin’ when he asked: “What do you do with your power tool cases? I have a dozen stacking …

4 Shocking Wooden Oddities: Inspiration for Woodworking Wierdos ;)

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Woodworking weirdos – you know who you are ;) You’re sure to draw inspiration from these wacky, crazy and all-out awesome wooden creations. Everyone else, well, you’ll at least enjoy that jaw-dropping sensation, even if none of these ideas find …

11 Signs You Should STOP WOODWORKING (for the day…)

Posted ago by toolcrib

The first week of May is safety week for woodworkers! To join in I read through a WoodNet forum thread What do YOU do when you make a mistake? and a blog post by Stu: Sometimes… Thanks to those two …

52 Outdoor Bench Plans: the MEGA GUIDE to Free Garden Bench Plans

Posted ago by toolcrib

52 free bench plans? COMING RIGHT UP!!! This collection of free outdoor bench plans includes covered benches, storage benches, benches with no backs, the classic garden bench, benches with planters, tree benches AND MORE. Yup, that’s right, I worked Google …

Video: Cabinet Maker Locks Self in Cabinet, Leaves it on Street as Prank

Posted ago by toolcrib

I couldn’t believe that someone would actually build a cabinet, lock themselves in it and leave it on the street to be taken. Until I watched him tell the story… (note… some bad language in video…)