ShopNotes Magazine

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Shop Project

4 / Revolving Parts Bin

Besides storing and organizing small parts and pieces of hardware, this shop-built bin revolves on a lazy Susan. To find the part you need, just give it a spin.


14 / Locking Rabbet Joints

Looking for a strong, simple drawer joint? We show you how to make two types of locking rabbet joints.

Feature Project

16 / Rolling Tool Cabinet

Park this rolling tool cabinet right next to your bench. Then enjoy the easy access to your tools provided by the three drawers and large storage area underneath.

Feature Project

23 / Craftsman Tool Chest

Whether you build this craftsman tool chest to put on top of the rolling tool cabinet, or as a stand-alone project, it provides a special home for your hand tools.


Selecting Tools

8 / Belt Sanders

Our three-man team tests seven popular belt sanders to see which one is best. Also, practical suggestions on what to look for when buying a belt sander.

Great Tips

12 / Planer Tips

A collection of our best tips to get the most from your planer. Everything from thicknessing short pieces, to trimming pieces to width by planing an edge.

Readers' Tips

28 / Shop Solutions

ShopNotes’ readers offer their own solutions to some of the most common woodworking problems.

30 / New Products

Here’s a quick look at three new products that have earned a well-deserved place in our shop.

Finishing Room

31 / Coloring Finishes

It’s easy to color a finish to get just the shade you want. Use our special recipes. Or mix your own.

32 / Scenes from the Shop