ShopNotes Magazine

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Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

12 / 4-in-1 Box-Building Sled

Want to build small boxes faster and more accurately? Check out this multipurpose sled.

Weekend Workshop

18 / Air Tool Station

Get more from your air compressor and air tools with this air power upgrade.

Storage Solutions

Online Extra
22 / Workbench Storage System

This handy, add-on system turns the extra space under your workbench into easy access storage.

Hands-On Technique

28 / Seamless Veneer Repair

The right tips and techniques are all you need to repair damaged veneer.

Dream Shop Project

Online Extra
32 / Roll-Around Tool Cabinet

Keep your most-often-used tools close at hand with this classic mobile cabinet.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Precision Flush Trimming

A simple shop-built router base is all you need to create smooth, level joints.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / All New Leigh Dovetail Jig

This new jig makes it easy to cut precision dovetails and box joints quickly and accurately.

Shop Shortcuts

30 / Shop Short Cuts

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

Hands-On Technique

40 / Cutting Curves

Learn the simple secrets for cutting smooth curves with your band saw.

In The Shop

42 / All About Respirators

When it comes to your health, a respirator is an essential tool. Here’s what you need to know.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Marking Gauge Tips & Tricks

These time-tested tips will help you get better use out of your marking gauge.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Checklist to Perfect Parts

Follow our table saw checklist to ensure that perfect project parts aren’t left to chance.

Great Gear

48 / New Saw Blades

Can these new blades from Irwin result in better cuts? Let’s take a look.

50 / Q&A