ShopNotes Magazine

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Cover ShopNotes No. 10


Jigs & Accessories

4 / Indexing Jig

This jig for your router table lets you quickly and accurately position the fence. The fence can be moved in precise 1/16” increments or fine-tuned for an exact cut.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Drill Bit Case

Protect and organize your twist drill bits with this simple case made from wood salvaged from the scrap bin.


12 / Perfect Miters

All it takes to cut perfect miters on the table saw is a few basic adjustments and our simple cutting sequence.

Feature Project

16 / Lathe Stand

A heavy bench with a unique sand-filled beam virtually eliminates lathe vibration. Two drawers keep lathe accessories handy. There’s even plans for an optional tool rack.


22 / Layout Techniques

Practical tips and techniques to increase accuracy and simplify measuring and layout.

In The Shop

26 / Sanding Products

A look at new sanding products. New types of abrasives. New sanding belts. Even “metal sandpaper.”

Hardware Store

30 / Full-Extension Drawer Slides

Adding a pair of full-extension slides is an easy way to increase the usable space of a drawer, tray, or shelf.


Tips & Techniques

28 / Shop Solutions

Six Shop-Tested Tips: Pipe Clamp Edge Vise, Supports for Cutting Plywood, Auxiliary Band Saw Fence, a Tip for Rust Removal, Glue Brush Tip, and a Shop-Made Cord Tie

32 / Scenes from the Shop