The Tool Crib

I wrote to Bosch recently with 5 questions about their tool reconditioning process. I hope their answers help you to make more educated decisions about Bosch reconditioned power tools! 1) What is a “certified factory reconditioned tool”? A certified factory reconditioned tool has been through a complete inspection by factory trained technicians at the Robert […]

This WoodNet thread really blew my mind: WoodNetter ksquared photographed and wrote about the build process his wife went through to build a gorgeous Thomas Moser bed. Not only is the finished bed beautiful, but there’s a fantastic write up with very clear photographs that follow along with the process… such as this one: and […]

What is your opinion on reconditioned power tools? Are there any power tools that you would NEVER buy reconditioned? If so, why? I asked all the regular suspects at our favorite forums: WoodNet.Net In addition I asked some major tool manufacturers about their policies – one thus far has responded. If you’d like […]

Frank Pellow’s a one-man publishing house in We write about his work regularly in the ToolCrib blog because he’s so clear and specific in documenting his work, and so eager to share his ideas with other woodworkers. Recently Frank faced a problem that many of us just shut away behind closed doors – under-sink […]

An interesting debate started in LumberJocks in the Battle of the Brands thread: does tool quality trump pure skill, or is skill more important than quality? An obvious answer is that they’re both important. In the forums though the debate really polarized and a very interesting conversation started. The debate can be summed up by […]