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ShopNotes No. 86
Never-Fail Splined Miters
Quick & Easy Shelving System
Router Bit Storage System
16 / Router Bit Storage System
Misplaced router bits a problem? This handy storage system keeps them organized. Plus, it expands easily as you add more.
22 / Top-Notch Results with MDF
MDF is a very versatile material. Here’s what you need to know to get the best results.
24 / Wood & Brass Center Finder
Finding the center of a workpiece doesn’t have to be a hassle. Build this center finder in the morning and start using it in the afternoon.
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
28 / Thickness Sander
Powered by your table saw, this thickness sander will sand panels up to 16” wide so they’re perfectly smooth and flat.
4 / Reader's Tips
8 / Routing Dadoes & Grooves
Perfect dadoes and grooves with a hand-held router? It’s easy with these tips and techniques.
Materials & Hardware
10 / Working with Plastics
Add a new dimension to your projects by using plastics in your shop.
Jigs & Accessories
12 / Brazing Band Saw Blades
Broken band saw blade? Don’t pitch it — fix it with a handy brazing kit.
14 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
26 / Jig Saw Secrets for Flawless Cuts
With just a few simple tips and techniques, you can turn your jig saw into a precision cutting tool.
In The Shop
38 / What's New in PVA Glue
It’s not plain-old yellow glue anymore. Here are some new twists on an old favorite.
Setting Up Shop
40 / Outfeed Supports
Learn more about the latest stands for supporting stock safely while you work.
Mastering the Table Saw
44 / Never-Fail Splined Miters
Want stronger miters? Here’s a simple technique with guaranteed results.
46 / Top Choices for Mallets & Hammers
Whether you need finesse or heft, you can find a hammer or mallet that’s right for the job.
48 / Quick & Easy Shelving System
Customize your shop or garage with this inexpensive, but adaptable shelving system.