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 ;) Thank you Scott!

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 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

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 guess you have no recourse save to build your own :)

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 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 ;)

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 time to rejoice. Here are 9 free plans for building your own band saw.

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 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!

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)

19 Box Joint Jig Plans: Finger Joints on the Table Saw and Router

Posted ago by toolcrib

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 :)

Table Saw Lawsuit Updates: Osorio vs. Ryobi and What it Means for YOU

Posted ago by toolcrib

We learned about Carlos Osorio vs. One World Technologies Inc. et al (aka Ryobi) from KnotScott here. Here’s the original news story: Man wins $1.5m in first of its kind saw case.

7 Table Saw Dovetail Jigs, Plans, Methods and Videos

Posted ago by toolcrib

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 :)