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Slant-Front Tool Cart Slant-Front Tool Cart

Dado Blade Storage Case Dado Blade Storage Case

Brass-Body Hand Plane Brass-Body Hand Plane

Working with Brass Working with Brass


Storage Solutions

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18 / Slant-Front Tool Cart

Keep all your tools and supplies close at hand with this roll-around tool cart. There’s even a matching tool chest you can build.

Weekend Workshop

30 / Dado Blade Storage Case

With just a couple hours of work, you can make a handy storage case to protect your stack dado set when it’s not being used.

Fine Tools

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32 / Brass-Body Hand Plane

Nothing quite beats the feel of using a hand plane you’ve made yourself. And this brass-body model works just as good as it looks.


37 / Working with Brass

Working with brass doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here you’ll learn how to cut, shape, solder, and polish brass to a fine finish.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Straight Bits

We give you the straight scoop on straight bits. You’ll be surprised at all there is to know.

Materials & Hardware

10 / 4 Favorite Fasteners

Keeping a good supply of hardware on hand is a must. Here are four fasteners to keep in stock.

Jigs & Fixtures

12 / Leigh Dovetail Jig

The ultimate dovetail jig? Considering what you can do with this dovetail jig, you bet.

Shop Shortcuts

16 / Shop Short Cuts

Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.

Hands-On Technique

28 / Edging with T-Molding

Cover and protect the edge of plywood and MDF. T-molding makes it quick and easy.

In The Shop

40 / Rotary Tools

What’s new in rotary power tools? Take a peek at a few must-have accessories for your rotary tool.

Setting Up Shop

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42 / Best Place For a Table Saw

Locating your table saw is the key to efficient work. We show you the best place to put it.

Mastering the Table Saw

44 / 3 Ways to Cut a Rabbet

A table saw is the perfect choice for cutting rabbets. Learn three sure-fire ways to do it right.

Great Gear

46 / Space-Saving Storage

Here’s a product that will allow you to reclaim storage space between the studs in your walls.

Ultimate Garage

48 / Roll-Out Shop Flooring

Make your floor look new again. All you have to do is roll a “new” one in place and cut it to fit.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop