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ShopNotes No. 90
Using a Plunge Router
Roll-Around Work Cart
All-Purpose Layout Tool
18 / Roll-Around Work Cart
A “shop-in-a-box” perfectly describes this roll-around work cart. With eight drawers and open shelves with easy access, everything is right where you need it. Plus, the large worksurface comes in handy for all kinds of shop tasks.
28 / 3-in-1 Multi-Tool
This router table packs a lot of big-time features into a compact package. Using an ordinary palm router, you can accurately rout, mortise, and joint both small and large workpieces.
34 / All-Purpose Layout Tool
Featuring a set of replaceable keys, this layout tool serves a wide range of uses — whether you’re laying out dovetails or mortises, or checking the thickness of freshly planed stock.
In The Shop
38 / Putting Air Power to Use in the Shop
Tired of tangled and in-the-way air hoses? Make using your compressor more efficient by piping your shop for air. Here’s what you need to know to set up a compressed air system.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Using a Plunge Router
A plunge router is a versatile tool. Learn what you need to know to get the most out of it.
Materials & Hardware
12 / Tool Steel
Does the type of steel in your chisels or plane irons really make a difference? Here’s the answer.
Jigs & Accessories
14 / "Ultimate" Drilling Guide
Accurately installed hardware or perfectly spaced shelf pin holes — it’s a snap with this precision drilling guide.
16 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
26 / Gluing Up a Panel
Take the hassle and worry out of gluing up a flat panel with our simple, five-step process.
Setting Up Shop
42 / 5 Space-Saving Worksurfaces
Need an extra worksurface? We feature five ideas that will work in any size shop.
Mastering the Table Saw
44 / Tough Cuts Made Easy
Cutting small parts on the table saw can be quite a challenge. These tips and techniques provide solutions for doing it easily and safely.
48 / 20 Cool Tools for Under $50
You’re sure to find the perfect gift in this collection of stocking-stuffers.