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ShopNotes No. 89
Perfect Rails & Stiles — One Bit
Table Saw Workcenter
Palm Router Fluting Jig
Dream Shop Project
16 / Table Saw Workcenter
Upgrade your contractor’s saw by building this custom workcenter. With a large worksurface, loads of storage, dust collection, and a handy built-in router table, you’ll be able to handle any project. Plus, there’s an optional table for extra outfeed support and even more storage.
28 / 5 Shop-Made Pulls
Want a new look for your shop cabinets and projects? With just a little time and some scrap wood, you can make all the pulls you need.
30 / Heavy-Duty Workbench
This workbench has it all — a rock-solid base, large top, and it’s inexpensive to make. All you need are a few sheets of MDF, some “two-by” stock, and a handful of hardware.
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
36 / Palm Router Fluting Jig
Adding flutes is a great way to dress up a project. This shop-made jig makes it easy to rout consistent flutes quickly.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Perfect Rails & Stiles — One Bit
Creating a rail and stile joint doesn’t have to be a lot of work. We’ll show you how with a slot-cutter bit and one fence setting.
Materials & Hardware
10 / Working with Plastic Laminate
Here’s what you need to know to get the best results when you use plastic laminate on your projects, shop jigs, and fixtures.
Jigs & Accessories
12 / Upgrade Your Jointer
Looking to get less tearout and smoother cuts with your jointer? A spiral cutterhead might be the answer you’re looking for.
14 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
In The Shop
40 / 12 Tips for Measuring & Marking
Measuring and marking is an essential skill for successfully building any project. Here are a dozen foolproof tips for doing it right.
Setting Up Shop
44 / Easy-to-Build Table Saw Storage
Need more storage? You’d be surprised how easy it is to create some around your table saw.
Mastering the Table Saw
46 / Table Saw Molding Head
With a molding head and just a few cutters, you can easily create a wide range of profiles.
48 / Taking off the Chill
Woodworking in a cold shop isn’t fun. Learn all you need to know about adding a little heat.