ShopNotes Magazine

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Cover ShopNotes No. 104

Choosing & Using Guide Bushings Choosing & Using Guide Bushings

Useful & Handy New Products Useful & Handy New Products

Project Workcenter Project Workcenter

Wall-Mounted Tool Rack Wall-Mounted Tool Rack


Hands-On Technique

14 / Tapering on the Jointer

Get smooth, straight tapers from your jointer using this shop-proven technique.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

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16 / Project Workcenter

Featuring an adjustable jaw, this strong and stable shop tool makes it a snap to clamp a workpiece or assemble a project.

Dream Shop Project

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24 / Table Saw Workstation

This mobile station gives your benchtop table saw extra capacity to accurately cut large workpieces easily and safely.

Weekend Workshop

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36 / Wall-Mounted Tool Rack

Put your empty wall space to use and keep frequently used tools within easy reach with this easy-to-build storage solution.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Choosing & Using Guide Bushings

Get more mileage out of your router by learning how to use these handy accessories.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Selecting Continuous Hinges

Find out how to select the right hinges for lids and doors to ensure a lifetime of service.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Accurate Assembly Aids

These clamping aids lend you a hand when it comes time to assemble your project.

Tips From Our Shop

22 / Shop Short Cuts

Try out these shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.

Hands-On Technique

34 / Drilling Shelf Pin Holes

Increase the accuracy and take the challenge out of this common woodworking task.

In The Shop

42 / Our Favorite Shop Materials

Learn what materials to use for building jigs and projects — and why.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Simple Workbench Upgrades

Make your workbench even more useful with these easy-to-build, shop-made accessories.

Mastering the Table Saw

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46 / Cutting Perfect Circles

With just a shop-built jig, you can cut a circle with your table saw — and sand it, too.

Great Gear

48 / Useful & Handy New Products

Here you’ll find a few new products that caught our attention and deserve a look.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop