ShopNotes Magazine

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Weekend Workshop

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14 / Small Shop Finishing Station

Any shop will benefit from the fold-up design of this compact finishing center.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

20 / All-New Crosscut Sled

Make repeatable, accurate cuts with our latest table saw accessory.

Hands-On Technique

24 / Precision Layouts, Perfect Curves

A few tips and tricks are all it takes to make a smooth radius cut on any workpiece.

Weekend Workshop

28 / Multipurpose Layout Tool

This shop-made tool is three tools in one. And you can make it in a weekend.

Dream Shop Project

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32 / Campaign-Style Tool Cabinet

The compact footprint and modular design make this tool cabinet the perfect storage solution.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Rabbets for Perfect Joinery

With just a hand-held router, you can cut clean, smooth rabbets for precision joints.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Dead-On Box Joints

The one-of-a-kind features of the Incra I-Box make it a snap to create tight-fitting box joints.

Materials & Hardware

12 / Secrets for Top-Notch Jigs & Fixtures

Learn about the best accessories for getting the most out of your T-track.

Shop Shortcuts

26 / Shop Short Cuts

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

Hands-On Technique

40 / Beaded Shiplap Backs

Give your next project a traditional look with a back made from solid wood.

In The Shop

42 / Veneer Flattening Essentials

Here are the tools, tips, and techniques you need to know to flatten any piece of veneer.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Lighting Your Shop

Shop lighting is the key to better results. Check out some simple strategies to do it right.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Box Joint Blades

These dedicated blades can take the place of your dado blade for cutting box joints.

Great Gear

48 / Choosing Workbench Legs

The secret to a sturdy bench starts with the legs. These ready-made legs are one solution.