ShopNotes Magazine

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Cover ShopNotes No. 76

Router Dado Jig Router Dado Jig

Band Saw Tune-Up Band Saw Tune-Up

Band Saw Table & Fence Band Saw Table & Fence

Sharpening System Sharpening System


Jigs & Accessories

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6 / Router Dado Jig

With this shop-made jig, you’ll be routing dadoes and grooves that fit perfectly. Plus, this router jig features a built-in clamp that makes setup a snap.

In The Shop

12 / Band Saw Tune-Up

Think a band saw is only good for rough cuts? Think again. With just a handful of tools, a few simple steps, and a few hours, you can have your band saw working at peak performance.

Shop Project

16 / Band Saw Table & Fence

Take your band saw to the next level with a new table and fence. This extra-large table provides rock-solid suport for just about any size workpiece. And the adjustable fence and accessories make it easy to produce accurate cuts every time.

In The Shop

22 / Get More Out of Your Grinder

With just six accessories, you can turn your bench grinder into a shop workhorse. Here’s what you need to grind, sharpen, buff, and clean just about anything with ease.

Feature Project

24 / Sharpening System

This sharpening system for your bench grinder features an adjustable platform with sliding tool sleds. You’ll be able to grind perfect bevels at almost any angle on your chisels and plane irons in no time at all.


4 / Readers' Tips

Shop-tested tips to solve common woodworking problems.

32 / Shop Talk

How many table saw blades do you really need? We take a look at two that will handle just about anything.

34 / Tool Chest

Here’s a splitter for your table saw you’ll actually use. Why? Because you can install and remove it in seconds.

36 / Scenes from the Shop