Author Archives: toolcrib

The Catalog Is BACK!!!

Posted ago by toolcrib

That’s right, you have been asking for the old Tool Crib catalog for 10 long years, well now it’s back, from the ones who started it all. Back in the Mid 1980’s, Acme Tools launched a mail order business selling …

Calling all writers, We need some guest writers for the Toolcrib.com Blog

Posted ago by toolcrib

Hey everyone. With the summer heat beating down on us, and G taking the summer off, we need some of you to submit articles to the Toolcrib.com blog, and who knows, we might publish them. If you have a new …

6 KnotScott Forum Finds: Introducing the New Ridgid R4512 + Best Band Saw Blades and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnottScott takes a break from woodworking to bring us 6 hot threads from the woodworking forums! The hottest news is definitely the launch of Ridgid’s replacement for the R4511 named, appropriately, the R4512. Thanks for the heads up Scott – …

7 KnotScott Forum Finds: New Grizzlies Released, Most Common Router Bits, Used Tool Buying Advice

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnotScott delivers another episode of awesome forum finds! Folks, he saves you tens of hours a month by hanging out in woodworking forums so you don’t have to! Think of all that extra shop time he makes for you ;) …

Homemade Tool Plans: 31 Shop Built Tools for Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Why buy tools online when you can make them? At ToolCrib.com of course we have thousands of great reasons, including free shipping on orders over $100 ;) So why are we directing you to all of these incredible free tool …

20 Free Clamp Plans: Homemade Clamps for Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

The only thing that I’ve ever heard ALL woodworkers agree on in a forum is that you can never have enough clamps. So if you’re done checking out our DIY Clamp Alternatives, and you don’t need a bar clamp I …

12 Free Sander Plans: Build Your Own Belt, Drum or Thickness Sander

Posted ago by toolcrib

So your portable belt sander just isn’t, er, “sanding it” for you anymore. Even with your portable belt sander jig that basically turns it into a benchtop sander. Also, you enjoy woodworking projects that don’t involve making something to justify …

9 Free Band Saw Plans: Build Your Own Band Saw or Saw Mill!

Posted ago by toolcrib

You’ve read our buyer’s guide to 14″ band saws and you’re stoked about our 22 band saw jigs. The only problem is you’re hooked on making your life needlessly complicated, aka, you thoroughly enjoy building your own tools!! Well, it’s …

10 KnotScott Finds: First Power Saw? + Ingenious Uses for Rare Earth Magnets + Oldest Plane Contest

Posted ago by toolcrib

KnotScott knows great woodworking forum threads! He’s like the guy at the sawmill who knows great lumber and can steer you past the knots and the warps on over to the choicest wood for your next project. Here are some …

10 Bed Plans from Beyond: Space-Saving Loft Beds, Futons, Sofa Beds and More!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Looking for space saving bed plans? Rest easy! These plans will have you, your kids, your houseguests and random people you meet on the road (*) sleeping soundly and in less space than ever before! (* see plan #9)