Monthly Archives: March 2010

10 Belt Sander Jigs and Stands: For Sharpening Tools and Precise Sanding

Posted ago by toolcrib

Some portable belt sanders come ready to clamp down to your work bench and sand like mini stationary belt sanders. For the rest of us, we have these nifty belt sanding jigs and stands! The tool sharpeners out there will …

Belt Sander Comparison: PC vs. Bosch vs. Makita and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

The hand held belt sander is – and has been – the “go to” tool for hogging wood off quickly. Though known for its tendency to leave gouges, the belt sander remains a workshop standard for woodworkers and DIYers everywhere. …

8 Free Router Lift Plans, Build Notes and Videos

Posted ago by toolcrib

Routing without a lift is a hassle. You’ll find yourself using that router more if you have a lift! …and you’ll find that you have a lift at a great price if you build one yourself ;) We searched up …

Where to Buy Lumber Online: 21 Woodworker-Recommended Sites

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnotScott recently found a great thread at SawMillCreek: Buying Lumber Online that discussed good sources for wood on the internet. The Creekers made some online store recommendations and it got me wondering if woodworkers at other forums had any recommendations …

7 KnotScott Finds: Table Saws of the Future, New Porter-Cable Table Saw, Most Common Table Saw?

Posted ago by toolcrib

What does the future hold for the table saw? Why does Porter-Cable’s new table saw give KnotScott deja-vu? What’s the most commonly-owned table saw? These questions AND MORE get answered in this week’s issue of KnotScott’s Forum Finds! Stay tuned …

Plunge Router Comparison: Dewalt vs. Festool vs. Freud (+5 MORE!)

Posted ago by toolcrib

The field of plunge routers has some incredibly strong favorites… Especially in the woodworking forums! We dug through plunge router discussions at six different woodworking forums to help shed some light on the “best plunge router” out there. We’ve covered …

7 KnotScott Finds: Table Saw User Wins Injury Lawsuit + Mortise Cutting Poll + Which Glue?

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnotScott delivers again! First up – a landmark lawsuit in which a table saw user has apparently successfully sued Ryobi for NOT having “flesh detecting technologies.” As you can imagine, this stirred up QUITE the debate at WoodNet! Popcorn not …

Turn Your Drill Press Into a Router: 8 Free Plans!

Posted ago by toolcrib

If a drill press is all you got, it can get some of your routing jobs done! Back in the heady shop days of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s drill presses around the country proudly routed and shaped happily… …

Forum Rumor: Home Depot Bringing Back the Ridgid R4511?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Our “man on the streets” and woodworking forum regular KnotScott just sent me an exciting rumor he discovered in the Ridgid forum… Home Depot may be bringing back the Ridgid R4511 granite-topped table saw!

12 Router Fence Plans: From Split Fences to Micro Adjusters!

Posted ago by toolcrib

We’ve got router jig plans; we’ve got router table plans. I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without some router fence plans for you! How have you managed without us ;)