ShopNotes Magazine

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Dream Shop Project

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14 / Roll-Around Finishing Center

Spray a perfect finish on any project with this roll-around finishing center. An exhaust system removes overspray. Plus, the built-in lights let you see exactly what you’re doing.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

26 / Classic Sawhorses

Build these strong and sturdy sawhorses in a weekend and use them for a lifetime.

Hands-On Technique

34 / Resawing for Better Boxes

The secret to building great-looking boxes is to “wrap” the grain all the way around. We show you how to get the best results.

Storage Solutions

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36 / Rock-Solid Bench Vise Stand

Heavy and solidly built, this stand features storage shelves and custom holders for the metal-working tools you use most often.

Weekend Project

42 / Top-Notch Sanding Tote

Keep all your hand sanding supplies organized and in easy reach with this weekend project.


Readers' Tips

4 / Readers Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Routing Perfect Profiles

Find out about the tips, techniques, and tools for routing smooth, even bullnose profiles.

Materials & Hardware

10 / All About Slow-Set Glues

A slow-set glue is the secret to a stress-free glueup. Here’s what you need to know.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Right-Angle Drilling Attachments

This simple accessory is the key to drilling holes or driving screws in confined spaces.

Shop Shortcuts

24 / Shop Short Cuts

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

In The Shop

40 / Replacing Router Bearings

Give new life to your router and get better results with this quick and easy rehab.

Setting Up Shop

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44 / Anatomy of a Bench Vise

Every shop should have a dedicated bench vise. Learn what you need to look for.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Must-Have Setup Tools

Get more accurate results with your table saw with these inexpensive solutions.

Great Gear

48 / Straightedge Clamping Guides

Making straight, square cuts with any power tool is easy with these handy straightedges.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop