ShopNotes Magazine

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Storage Solutions

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14 / Small Parts Carousel

Simple construction and easy access make this handy project a great choice for any shop.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

16 / Extension Wing Router Table

Make better use of space with this table saw add-on that doubles as a sanding station.

Fine Tools

20 / Custom Chisel Set

This chisel set gives you the satisfaction of using tools you’ve made yourself.

Hands-On Technique

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26 / Strong, No Fuss Assemblies

Dowel joinery is easy to do, doesn’t require much in time or tools, and is rock-solid.

Dream Shop Project

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30 / Fold-Away Workcenter

Compact when stored, this project transforms into a one-of-a-kind workcenter in minutes.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Quick & Easy Drawers

With just a single setup, you can build great drawers in no time at all.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Unleash Your Rotary Tool

These handy accessories are a sure-fire way to get more from your rotary tool.

Materials & Hardware

12 / Simple Solutions for Hanging Cabinets

When it comes to hanging cabinets securely, these top-notch solutions do the job right.

Shop Shortcuts

28 / Shop Short Cuts

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

Hands-On Technique

40 / Great Looking Furniture

Learn how to make better-looking legs with one router bit and simple techniques.

In The Shop

42 / 8 Must-Have Chisel Helpers

Great results are within easy reach away with these simple chisel accessories.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Super Options for Tool Storage

What’s the best choice for storing tools? We take a look at five time-tested methods.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Easy, Accurate Joinery

A standard saw blade is all you need to cut accurate joinery for your next project.

Great Gear

48 / Protect Your Tools — Top Rust Fighters

Keeping your tools rust-free and ready for use just got easier with these inexpensive products.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop