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Cover ShopNotes No. 80

Dowelmax Dowelmax

Heirloom Tool Cabinet Heirloom Tool Cabinet

Fitting Inset Doors Fitting Inset Doors

Knock-Down Wall Shelf Knock-Down Wall Shelf


Dream Shop Project

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16 / Heirloom Tool Cabinet

With solid frame and panel construction, this heirloom tool cabinet will be a welcome addition to any workshop.


26 / Fitting Inset Doors

Fitting inset doors can be a challenge. But with these handy tips and tricks, sure-fire success is only a few steps away.

Weekend Workshop

28 / Knock-Down Wall Shelf

This knock-down wall shelf is an easy-to-build project for the shop. Or you can use it in the house to display just about anything.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

32 / Router Jointer

Turn your router into a precision jointer that will give you an edge that’s smooth, straight, and perfectly square.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Multi-Profile Bits

With only a single bit, you can create dozens of profiles just by adjusting the router bit and fence.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Working with Epoxy

Here’s what you need to know about working with a versatile adhesive — two-part epoxy.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Dowelmax

Doweling joints don’t get much easier or more accurate than the Dowelmax system.

Shop Shortcuts

14 / Shop Short Cuts

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

Hands-On Technique

30 / Wedged Mortise & Tenon

Create a perfect-fitting mortise and tenon on the table saw — and then secure it with a wedge.

In The Shop

38 / High-Tech Rasps

Rasps have been around for years. But there’s a new breed of rasps every shop should have.

Setting Up Shop

42 / Lumber Storage

Storing lumber doesn’t have to be frustrating. We’ll show you how to get it under control.

Mastering the Table Saw

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44 / 7 Solutions for Perfect Dadoes

In search of tearout-free dadoes? These seven proven techniques ensure the best results.

Great Gear

46 / Preventing Rust

The best way to deal with rust is to prevent it in the first place. Here’s how we do it in our shop.

Ultimate Garage

48 / Slat-Wall Systems

No matter how serious your storage problem is, a slat-wall system can get you organized.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop