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Cover ShopNotes No. 72

Drill Press Belt Sander Drill Press Belt Sander

Removing Rust with Electrolysis Removing Rust with Electrolysis

Modular Outfeed System Modular Outfeed System

Fold-Down Workstation Fold-Down Workstation


Jigs & Accessories

6 / Drill Press Belt Sander

Get more out of your drill press by making it work harder. This shop-made accessory turns your drill press into a belt sander that works every bit as well as a floor model.

In The Shop

14 / Removing Rust with Electrolysis

Removing rust from tools can be a big hassle. With a little “power” you can make quick work of it. We’ll show you how to do it with ease using our step-by-step instructions.

Shop Project

16 / Modular Outfeed System

Make it easier to handle large or long stock safely on the table saw. This handy outfeed system can be configured in a number of ways to support long stock, large sheet goods, or anything in between.


20 / Building a Laminated Benchtop

Nothing says solid and heavy duty like a laminated benchtop. But making one without spending a lot of time getting it flat and smooth seems almost impossible. Check out the procedure we use that results in a perfectly flat top in no time at all.

Feature Project

Online Extra
22 / Fold-Down Workstation

A heavy-duty woodworking bench that takes up a little over four square feet of floor space when it’s stored? You bet. Add some storage — an easy-access tool rack and a wall-mounted cabinet — and turn it into a full-fledged workstation.


4 / Readers' Tips

Shop-tested tips to solve common woodworking problems.

32 / Tool Chest

Most sharpening systems can’t do it all. But the one we use every day comes as close as you can get.

34 / Shop Talk

Have a great woodworking invention and want to protect it? Here’s what you need to know about patents.

36 / Scenes from the Shop