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ShopNotes No. 119
12 / Traditional Scratch Stock
This shop-made tool is the key to adding decorative details to your next project. Build it in the morning and use it in the afternoon.
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
16 / All-in-One Sharpening Center
This wall-mounted station is a snap to customize with grinding and buffing wheels to suit your needs now and down the road.
22 / Getting a Razor-Sharp Edge
Buffing wheels, leather, and the right honing compound are the keys to creating a razorsharp edge on a wide range of tools.
Dream Shop Project
26 / Drop-Down Table Saw Cabinet
This space-saving workcenter keeps your table saw out of the way but ready to go. Build the matching storage cabinet and workbench to create the ultimate workcenter.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Dust-Free Routing
We take a look at three simple ways to deal with dust and chips from hand-held routers.
Jigs & Accessories
10 / All About Hole Saws
The solution to drilling large, accurate holes is a hole saw. Here’s what you need to know.
24 / Shop Short Cuts
Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.
38 / Creating a Perfect Profile
Create one-of-a-kind, custom profiles using a scratch stock and these simple steps.
In The Shop
40 / Inexpensive Toolbox Saws
Making quick, accurate cuts by hand is easy with these affordable tools.
Materials & Hardware
42 / Using Prefinished Plywood
Minimize the hassle of building cabinets by using prefinished plywood.
Setting Up Shop
44 / Space-Saving Hardware Storage
Keep your hardware organized in one spot with these great, low-cost ideas
Mastering the Table Saw
46 / The Secrets to Dead-On Cuts
Learn what it takes to cut precise workpieces every time you use your table saw.
48 / Earlex Spray Finishing System
This easy-to-use system is a great way to get consistently smooth finishing results.