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Bending Plywood Bending Plywood

Sliding Carriage Panel Saw Sliding Carriage Panel Saw

Stacking Storage Totes Stacking Storage Totes

Dovetailed Shoulder Plane Dovetailed Shoulder Plane


Dream Shop Project

Online Extra
16 / Sliding Carriage Panel Saw

The secret to this panel saw is the unique sliding carriage for your circular saw that allows you to accurately cut full-size sheet goods — whether you’re crosscutting or ripping a sheet to size.

Hands-On Technique

Online Extra
26 / Open Floating Tenons

You can create rock-solid mortise and tenon joints on your router table — with nothing more than a straight bit.

Weekend Workshop

28 / Stacking Storage Totes

It’s difficult to combine quick and easy hardware storage with portability. These stacking hardware totes give you both.

Fine Tools

32 / Dovetailed Shoulder Plane

The heirloom-quality of this shoulder plane is easily seen in the solid brass sides dovetailed to the steel sole. But it’s the micro-adjustable depth of cut that will have you using it again and again to fine-tune the joinery on your projects.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / 5-Step Router Tune-Up

Been neglecting your router lately? All it takes is a quick “once over” to keep your router on the job.

Materials & Hardware

10 / New European Hinges

Learn more about a few European-style hinges that can come in handy for tricky situations.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Patternmaker's Vise

Is a patternmaker’s vise the ultimate workbench accessory? Learn all about it and then you decide.

Shop Shortcuts

14 / Shop Short Cuts

Hands-On Technique

30 / Metal Jeweling

Adding a decorative touch to metal surfaces is easy with this simple technique.

In The Shop

40 / Metalworking Tips & Techniques

Working with metal isn’t all that difficult. These tips and techniques will get you started.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Workbench Location

What’s the perfect location for a workbench? Find out what to consider before you decide.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Bending Plywood

We’ll show you a simple table saw technique for bending plywood into a smooth curve.

Great Gear

48 / Hearing Protection

Protecting your hearing is a must. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop