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ShopNotes No. 120
12 / Dovetailed Tool Tote
With its unique locking drawer system, this tool tote solves the problem of keeping your hand tools organized yet portable.
Dream Shop Project
18 / All-New Lathe Stand
Strong and sturdy, the design of this stand will accommodate any midi-lathe and its extension. Plus, it’s built with low-cost materials and simple joinery, and features versatile storage options.
Handy Shop Upgrades
24 / Thin Pieces — Safe & Accurate
A drill press is the perfect solution for creating smooth, thin stock for your next project.
28 / Quick & Easy Sharpening Tray
Keep your waterstones secure during use and contain the mess with this unique tray.
Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures
30 / Our Best Bench Vise Ever
This shop-built, benchtop vise is the best way to solve the problem of securely holding odd-shaped workpieces at a comfortable height.
4 / Tips for your Shop
8 / 3 Can’t-Miss Router Table Add-Ons
Great results at the router table are easy using any of these simple fence designs.
Jigs & Accessories
10 / High-Tech Tools for Woodworking
Work smarter and faster in the shop with a set of handy smartphone applications.
26 / Shop Short Cuts
38 / Perfect Mortises in Half the Time
These simple tips and tricks are all it takes to get the most from a mortising machine.
In The Shop
40 / Classic Tools Earn Their Keep
Braces and hand drills might seem old school, but new accessories turn them into go-to tools.
Materials & Hardware
42 / Industrial-Grade Extrusions
This extruded aluminum product is a sure way to make better, more accurate jigs and fixtures.
Setting Up Shop
44 / One Stop Sanding — Here's How
When it comes right down to it, there’s one sander you can rely on for all your needs.
Mastering the Table Saw
46 / Hidden Joinery Technique
This modified version of a tongue and dado joint gives rock-solid results.
48 / Cutting Edge Tools
Learn all about the new features and capabilities of these upgraded utility knives.