ShopNotes Magazine

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Hands-On Technique

12 / Accurate Miter Saw Crosscuts

Turn your miter saw into a tool for making precision crosscuts. These tips, techniques, and shop-made upgrades will allow you to get more from this shop workhorse.

Dream Shop Project

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14 / Wall-Mounted Miter Saw Station

This unique design features flip-up fences, storage, and dust collection. And when the work is done, the fences fold down and the saw slides back to open up the worksurfaces for other uses.

Storage Solutions

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26 / Multipurpose Shop Cart

Tough and sturdy, you’ll be making use of this shop cart on every project you build. It has built-in storage and a large worksurface for handling just about any task.

Weekend Project

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36 / Portable Clipboard Storage Case

Keep plans, drafting supplies, and measuring tools close at hand with this stylish storage case.


Readers' Tips

4 / Reader Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Routing Small Parts

Simple add-ons are the key to safely routing small parts on your router table.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Problem Solving Shop Supplies

Learn the “secret” items our editors keep on hand to tackle many of their shop challenges.

Tips From Our Shop

24 / Shop Short Cuts

Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.

Hands-On Technique

34 / Gluing Up a Laminated Top

A step-by-step process is all it takes to turn a set of wood strips into a flat, smooth top

In The Shop

42 / 5 Super Hero Chisels

Bench chisels are a must, but these specialty chisels will take your work to the next level.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Sanding Starter Kit

Sanding doesn’t have to be a chore. With this small kit, you’ll get great results in no time at all.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Strong & Sturdy Bridle Joints

Create frame and panel assemblies with just your table saw. We show you how.

Great Gear

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48 / The Super FMT Jig

Learn more about Leigh’s lower-cost alternative for creating mortise and tenon joinery.

52 / Scenes from the Shop