Monthly Archives: August 2009

Raiding the Woodshop for Interior Decoration: Pottery Barn's $1400 Old Workbench Bar

Posted ago by toolcrib

Be warned, your special someone may raid your workshop to steal your workbench and use it as a bar. That is, if the new trend at Pottery Barn starts to catch on…

Etsy + EBay + Custom Woodworking = CraftsmansWoodShop.com: Buy and Sell Custom Woodworking for DIYers and Pros

Posted ago by toolcrib

What’s cheaper than Ebay, with more woodworking than Etsy can shake a stick at? CraftsmansWoodShop.com, a new woodworking sales startup by Joe Truehart, of Appleton, WI.

10 KnotScott Forum Finds: Shop Organization Tips, Free Cad Program, Reduce Table Saw Vibration + 7 More!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Fresh from the wilds of the web’s most fearsome woodworking forums: it’s KNOTSCOTT! Join us today as KnotScott leads us through the week’s best woodworking forum threads!

11 Hardware Storage Plans: Tips, Ideas and Plans for Fastener Organization

Posted ago by toolcrib

Are you organizationally challenged? Then you must hate looking for screws, nails, nuts, bolts and other hardware in your shop. This collection of hardware storage plans puts the order back into your fasteners… and will make your shop time even …

Woodworking That's Covered by Health Insurance: Wooden Bone Implants Coming Soon

Posted ago by toolcrib

Italian scientists have developed a process for turning blocks of red oak, rattan and sipo into artificial bones, suitable for implanting into humans. Wooden bones are NOT currently approved for people, and there are many more years of research required.

27 Bat House Plans: Bat Nurseries, Bat Rocket Boxes, Bird + Bat Boxes and MORE

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you have TOO MANY MOSQUITOS outside your house? Maybe you just have too few bats. A single brown bat can eat upwards of 1000 mosquitos… AN HOUR. In honor of bats – and the wacky folks who love them …

11 Assembly Table Plans: Putting it All Together with Glue Up Tables, Torsion Boxes, Clamp Stations and More!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Your woodworking projects will end up out-of-square – even with perfectly square cuts – if you’re assembling on a non-square surface. This collection of assembly table plans, torsion box plans and even some glue-up station plans will keep the square …

KnotScott Forum Finds: Woodworking Bargains at Wal-Mart? + Dust Collection + Dovetails and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnotScott gives and takes advice at more than 10 different woodworking forums… and still finds time to get in the shop! Check out his most recent project: The Elm Towel Chest over at LumberJocks.

Dogs in the Shop: Out for Safety, In for Good Behavior

Posted ago by toolcrib

Does your dog “assist” you in the shop? If so you’re not alone. A recent pet thread at WoodNet revealed the habits of many woodworkers who own dogs. The thread started with a simple question: “How do your shop critters …

19 Taper Jig Plans: No Capers, Just Tapers

Posted ago by toolcrib

What is it about tapered table legs that pleases the eye? How many people besides woodworkers actually notice tapers? Some questions will never have answers. If your question was: “how do I cut tapers” then you’re in the right place! …