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Cover ShopNotes No. 94

Easy & Accurate Thin-Strip Ripping Easy & Accurate Thin-Strip Ripping

Drill Press Table & Fence System Drill Press Table & Fence System

Cutoff Storage Bins Cutoff Storage Bins

Miter Vise Miter Vise


Dream Shop Project

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18 / Drill Press Table & Fence System

Get more from your drill press with this top-notch upgrade. Built-in dust collection, a large worksurface, and easy clamping features make it a must-have.

Storage Solutions

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28 / Cutoff Storage Bins

Keeping short stock and cutoffs organized is a challenge. But in a weekend, you can build this handy storage system with a few sheets of MDF and some hardboard.

Hands-On Technique

32 / Perfect Miters — Top 10 Tips

Follow these time-tested tips and techniques for cutting and assembling tight-fitting miters every time — guaranteed.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

36 / Miter Vise

Featuring sturdy arms and an adjustable clamping block, this vise lends a hand when gluing up miter joints of almost any size.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Foolproof Hinge Mortises

Here’s a simple jig and technique for routing flawless hinge mortises.

Mastering the Table Saw

10 / Easy & Accurate Thin-Strip Ripping

Looking for great results when ripping thin strips? These techniques show you how.

Jigs & Accessories

14 / Power Up Your Drill Press

With a few handy add-ons, you can make your drill press even more accurate and versatile.

Shop Shortcuts

26 / Shop Short Cuts

Shop-tested techniques and tips to solve your woodworking problems.

In The Shop

42 / Getting More Out of Cordless Drills

Getting the best results from this shop workhorse means knowing the basics.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Small Shop Set-Up Secrets

Arrange your workbench and power tools to make the most of limited space.

Materials & Hardware

46 / The Basics of Edgebanding

Edgebanding is a great way to hide a plywood edge. Here’s what you need to know to choose and use edgebanding for your projects.

Great Gear

48 / The Versatile Micro-Pinner

A pin nailer makes attaching molding profiles a breeze — and almost invisible.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop