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ShopNotes No. 100
Router Insert Plates
Dado Blade Essentials
Precision Mortising Table
Cordless Tool Station
Dream Shop Project
18 / Ultimate Router Table
This router table might just be the last one you’ll ever need to build. It’s loaded with storage, has a built-in dust collection system, and moves easily. Plus, the fence has a micro-adjust for “dialing in” accuracy.
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
30 / Precision Mortising Table
Take your mortising machine to the next level with this shop-built table. A dual sliding rod system allows for precise positioning and effortless mortising.
38 / Easy Shop-Made Dowels
You may never need to buy dowels again. With this simple step-by-step process, you can make your own dowels in minutes.
40 / Cordless Tool Station
Keep your cordless drills, chargers, and other tools organized in this easy-to-build, wallmounted station. The handy drawer provides even more storage for all your accessories.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Rabbeting on the Router Table
Perfect rabbets? You bet. Here’s what you need to know to do it on the router table.
Materials & Hardware
10 / 3 Solutions for Wax Protection
The secret to protecting surfaces and making your shop tools work better is just a matter of choosing and using the right wax.
Jigs & Accessories
12 / Router Insert Plates
The insert plate you select may well determine how well your router table works. Learn the ins and outs of what makes a good insert plate.
16 / The Secrets to Flat Stock
Starting with flat stock is essential for successful woodworking. We’ll show you how to do it right.
Tips From Our Shop
28 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
Setting Up Shop
44 / Creating Custom Tool Storage
Protect your fine tools with a custom-fit, lined drawer insert. All it takes is an afternoon.
Mastering the Table Saw
46 / Dado Blade Essentials
Get more from your table saw with a dado blade and a few simple tips.
48 / Top-Notch Pocket Hole Jig
Pocket hole joinery is quick and reliable. Learn how the Kreg K3 makes it even easier.