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ShopNotes No. 68
Benchtop Tool Organizer
Horizontal Mortising Machine
Roll-Around Shop Cart
6 / Benchtop Tool Organizer
Does a cluttered workbench keep you from doing your best work? Not anymore. With our tool organizer you’ll have all your tools within easy reach — and a cleaner benchtop too.
In The Shop
10 / Jig Saw Blades
Don’t give jig saw blades a lot of thought? Well, maybe you should. We’ll show you how to pick the right blade for the job.
12 / Horizontal Mortising Machine
Our all-new, shop-built mortising machine lets you rout perfect mortises every time. A table that moves in two directions and a carriage that slides in and out allow you to set up and cut a mortise in less than a minute.
Jigs & Accessories
22 / Materials & Hardware for Shop Jigs
A shop-made jig can make your woodworking easier, faster, and more precise. Learn what materials and hardware we use day in and day out when we build our jigs.
26 / Roll-Around Shop Cart
Moving a pile of workpieces around the shop can be a hassle. Or if you’re working at one tool, it’s nice to have an extra worksurface to help keep everything organized. With our roll-around shop cart, both problems are solved.
4 / Readers' Tips
Shop-tested tips to solve common woodworking problems.
32 / Shop Talk
For only $20 you can dramatically improve the accuracy of your shop tools. Here’s what you need to know about dial indicators.
34 / Tool Chest
Porter Cable’s 690 router has been a workhorse in our shop for years. Find out what makes their updated model an even better choice for your workshop.