ShopNotes Magazine

Table of Contents

Online Extras

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Weekend Workshop

16 / All-Purpose, Expandable Worktable

Maximize space in your workshop with this versatile table. From breaking down sheet goods to final assembly, this table does it all.

Dream Shop Project

Online Extra
24 / Router Milling Machine

This exclusive jig makes it easy to add decorative details to your favorite projects. A set of shop-made gears is the key.

Hands-On Technique

Online Extra
32 / Using the Router Milling Machine

We’ll show you how to take advantage of the unique features of the milling jig - from basic tapers to spirals, flutes, and more.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

36 / Pull Saw Miter Box

Accurate, repeatable cuts with your pull saw are no problem with this easy-to-build jig.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Modular Router Bits

These industrial-design router bits with replaceable cutters are worth a look.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Cordless Circular Saws

Convenience and portability are great reasons for adding one of these tools to your shop.

Hands-On Technique

14 / Biscuit Joinery Basics

Learn the techniques we use to create strong cases with this fast and easy-to-use joinery tool.

Shop Shortcuts

22 / Shop Short Cuts

In The Shop

42 / Using A Japanese Dozuki

A thin kerf and small, razor-sharp teeth make a pull saw perfect for precision cuts.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Commercial Lumber Racks

Retake control of your lumber with any one of these off-the-shelf storage solutions.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Table Saw Makeover

Bring your table saw top back to life and get better cuts - we’ll show you how.

Great Gear

48 / 7 Super Apron Tools

You don’t need deep pockets to get your hands on these useful tools.


50 / Questions from our Readers
52 / Scenes from the Shop