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ShopNotes No. 87
Custom Sanding Block
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
16 / Router Sled
This sled makes it easy to cut precision joinery on the router table — quickly and safely.
20 / Tenons on the Band Saw
Get more from your band saw. We’ll show you how to set up for cutting perfect tenons.
22 / Custom Sanding Block
This handy tool keeps a firm grip on your sandpaper and fits into tight corners.
26 / Hobby Chest
Combine a tool chest and small workbench into one compact package.
32 / Knock-Down Workstation
No matter what the task, you can set up or take down this workstation in minutes.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Router Table Edge Jointing
Put a clean, square edge on any workpiece with this simple router table technique.
Materials & Hardware
10 / Choosing Plywood for the Shop
Take a look at a few plywood choices you may not know about.
Jigs & Accessories
12 / Working with Metal Detectors
Protect your bits and blades. Find out how to put metal detectors to work in your shop.
14 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
24 / Mastering the Hand Scraper
Learn the simple process that will have your scraper taking fine shavings in minutes.
In The Shop
38 / What to Look for in Router Lifts
With these precision lifts, you’ll never have to reach under your router table again.
Setting Up Shop
42 / Small Parts Storage
A few of these drawer inserts can help you take control of your shop storage.
Mastering the Table Saw
44 / Perfect-Fitting Raised Panels
Raised panels on the table saw? We’ll show you just how straightforward it is.
46 / What's New in Pipe Clamps
New features and a few accessories will make this old shop standby more essential than ever.
48 / Tile Floors
A simple upgrade that will make working in your garage more comfortable.