ShopNotes Magazine

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Choosing & Using Straightedges Choosing & Using Straightedges

Ripping at an Angle Ripping at an Angle

Fine Tool Cabinet Fine Tool Cabinet

Adjustable Tenon Jig Adjustable Tenon Jig


Dream Shop Project

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18 / Fine Tool Cabinet

Fine tools deserve a special home. And this easy-to-build cabinet will display them in style. Plus, the innovative tool holders make it easy to customize the layout to suit your needs.

Storage Solutions

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26 / Air Tool Station

Keep your air compressor, tools, and accessories close at hand with this rollaround cart. With loads of storage and an “air command center,” it’s ready to meet any task.

Hands-On Technique

36 / Installing No-Mortise Hinges

Installing hardware is always a challenge. With these handy tips and tricks, guaranteed success is only a few steps away.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

38 / Adjustable Tenon Jig

This table saw tenon jig slides smoothly on any rip fence. Another key feature is the replaceable stop for making cuts at 45° or 90° on the end of a workpiece.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / 5 Must-Have Trim Bits

Bearing-guide trim bits are shop workhorses. We’ll show you which ones to get and why.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Power Options for the Shop

Getting power where you need it in the shop is a snap with these inexpensive solutions.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Choosing & Using Straightedges

Here are a few handy tips for using self-clamping straightedge guides in the shop.

Hands-On Technique

14 / Making Glass Pane Doors

A bridle joint is the key to making strong, great-looking doors on the table saw.

Shop Shortcuts

24 / Shop Short Cuts

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

Setting Up Shop

42 / Our Favorite Angle Tools

Learn about the best tools for laying out and setting up for accurate angle cuts.

Mastering the Table Saw

44 / Ripping at an Angle

The key to a perfect bevel cut starts with the setup. Here’s what you need to know.

Great Gear

46 / No. 1 Table Saw Accessory

Want more safety, control, and better results at the table saw? This accessory is the secret.

In The Shop

48 / Tuning Up a Tormek

Improve the performance of your sharpening station with a simple tune-up and new accessories.

52 / Scenes from the Shop