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ShopNotes No. 131
14 / 5 Money-Saving, Shop-Made Clamps
Why buy specialty clamps when you can make them yourself? These five clamps solve some challenging clamping tasks.
20 / Handy Roll-Around Shop Stool
Take a load off your feet and back with this easy-to-build shop stool. The open design keeps tools close at hand while you work.
24 / No-Muss, No-Fuss Finishing
With the right tools and techniques, a water-based finish is the quick way to a great result.
Dream Shop Project
28 / Power Tool Workbench
This heavy-duty workstation features a large worksurface, ample storage, and a cordless tool recharging shelf. If you’re a power tool user, then this bench is for you.
34 / Quick & Easy Cutoff Bin
Keeping cutoffs and small pieces of sheet goods organized is always a hassle. This mobile storage bin provides the solution.
4 / Readers’ Tips
8 / Secrets of Router Table Success
Here are some shop-tested options for mounting your router in a table.
Jigs & Accessories
10 / Precision Joinery in Half the Time
The JessEm Pocket Mortise Mill II is a great way to create accurate mortises in short order.
Materials & Hardware
12 / Stronger Joints with Ease
Nails and brads have a place in the shop. Here’s how to get sturdy joints with them.
Tips From Our Shop
26 / Shop Short Cuts
Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.
In The Shop
38 / High-Tech Routing: CNC Basics
High technology meets the workshop: Here’s a look at what you need to know.
Setting Up Shop
44 / 4 Simple Ways to Make It Mobile
Improve your shop by going mobile. These four options provide a solution for any shop.
Mastering the Table Saw
46 / A New Tool for Tricky Cuts
MicroJig provides the answer to taming any kind of taper with their new Microdial jig.
48 / Our Top Picks for New Shop Tools
Check out the latest new products that make time in your shop more enjoyable.