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 ;) Thank you Scott!
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 plans when we make our money selling tools? Well, I’m hoping you get started on the lathe plans, decide it’s too much hassle and come back to buy a wood lathe from us :D
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 guess you have no recourse save to build your own :)
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 your time in the shop. In that case, this is JUST THE PLAN COLLECTION FOR YOU! Building your own belt sander will give you far more satisfaction than buying one, and if your free time is worth nickels to you then it could save money too ;)
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 time to rejoice. Here are 9 free plans for building your own band saw.
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 of the best and brightest threads from woodworking forums lately! We’ve got a great debate on which is the best “first power saw” for a newbie, ingenious uses for a rare earth magnet, an old hand planes throw down and more stuff that you’ll never, ever find in a woodworking magazine! Enjoy!
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)
Wait, what? Our dovetail jig collection has got you down? You read about how box joints are stronger than dovetails? Well come on and getchu some! This plan collection features 19 of the best box joint jigs the internet has to offer :)
Though there is some debate on the strength of the dovetail joint… as well as whether or not they’re worth the effort in commercial cabinetry, there’s NO debate on whether or not they look great :) And if you’d like to try your hand at them using your table saw then this is the resource collection for you :)