Monthly Archives: September 2009

19 Birdhouse Plans: Bluebird Boxes, Multi-Level Martin Homes and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Your feathered friends – and all those people on your Christmas list – would love for you to prove your woodworking prowess and justify all that time you spend in the shop with a cozy birdhouse! This collection of free …

Ridgid R4511 Recalled: Arbor Shaft Fails, Sends Dado Sets Flying

Posted ago by toolcrib

YIKES. Wish I’d seen this one sooner to pass along… on 8-19-09 Ridgid and One World Technologies recalled the Ridgid r4511 (pdf). Yup, that sexy new granite-topped table saw’s arbor apparently can’t handle stacked dadoes and sends them flying.

I.D. Wood: Reference Guide to Wood for the iPhone

Posted ago by toolcrib

When I first read about I.D. Wood, a $2.99 reference guide to wood for the iPhone, I thought you could take a picture of grain patterns and the app would automatically figure out what kind of wood you had. While …

12 Simple Woodworking Projects that Sell Fast: The "Under $100" Secret to Success

Posted ago by toolcrib

A Guest Post by Joe Trueheart of The Craftsman’s Woodshop. I had been talking with some woodworkers and the topic came up about what types of projects are easy to make and sell fast. Being inquisitive myself, I proceeded to …

Krenov Scholarship Fund Drive: We Donate $5 for Each Comment + Newsletter Signup

Posted ago by toolcrib

Krenov’s passing has shaken the woodworking world, and shown us at ToolCrib.com the impact he had on thousands upon thousands of woodworkers. If you’d like us to donate $5 to the College of the Redwoods scholarship fund on your behalf, …

James Krenov Passes: Remembering a "Stubborn, Old Enthusiast"

Posted ago by toolcrib

I learned of James Krenov’s passing from TomsWorkbench. Krenov passed on September 9th, 2009. He is our 7th most influential woodworker. His passing makes 2009 especially tough for woodworkers, as Sam Maloof passed on May 21st.

The Ultimate Knock-Down Sawhorse Plan: the "Richard"

Posted ago by toolcrib

We recently got a sawhorse plan submission from a reader named Richard, to add to our 38 Sawhorse Plans. First he sent in pics of the inspiration that he saw in an old nursery – I added those to the …

10 KnotScott Forum Finds: Are $100 Blades Worth $100 + Best Band Saw + Best Cordless Drill + More

Posted ago by toolcrib

This is it from Mr. KnotScott for awhile – he’s working on an addition to his house, plus a new mantel project. He’ll be back, but it will be awhile, so I hope this last forum find fix tides you …

Top 10 Most Influential Woodworkers: 2 Years Later

Posted ago by toolcrib

Why are you a woodworker? What drives you spend your personal time and hard-earned income on wood and tools? Most woodworkers can trace their woodworking passions back to a single individual who started them on the path.

Nifty Saw Blade Quiz: Test Your Blade Knowledge

Posted ago by toolcrib

I like quizzes. This saw blade quiz from ToolsToday was fun. On the first time through I only got 70%. Much easier the second time ;)