ShopNotes Magazine

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Weekend Workshop

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12 / Multipurpose Table

The unique design of this table allows it to fold up compactly, yet it’s strong and sturdy in use.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

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18 / Compact Router Table

Don’t let the small size of this benchtop router table fool you. It has all the must-have features of any full-size table.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

28 / Lathe Duplicator

Turning identical parts is always a challenge. This shop-made duplicator turns it into a simple task with the aid of a template.

Dream Shop Project

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32 / Slat-Wall Storage Solution

Getting organized couldn’t be easier with this storage system. The modular components and low-profile design allow you to reorganize or add on as your needs change.

Hands-On Technique

40 / The Ultimate Mortise & Tenon

Create a never-fail mortise and tenon joint using an age-old technique — drawbore joinery.


Readers' Tips

4 / Readers’ Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Essential Router Joinery

Learn the secrets of making quick and easy mortises with a plunge router.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Get More From Your Table Saw

These miter gauge add-ons are the key to making safe, accurate cuts with a table saw.

Hands-On Technique

24 / Dress Up a Frame & Panel Door

Take a frame and panel door from ordinary to extraordinary with these simple options.

Tips From Our Shop

26 / Shop Short Cuts

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

In The Shop

42 / Custom Chisels

A special tool is all it takes to do the job right. Here are a few chisels every shop should have.

Setting Up Shop

44 / Top Shop Upgrade in a Weekend

Improving your shop is as simple as adding one of these great flooring options.

Mastering the Table Saw

46 / Drawers Made Easy

With a single setup, you can quickly build drawers with two different joints.

Great Gear

48 / Easy Pocket Hole Joinery

The all-new Kreg K5 jig makes pocket hole joinery easier than ever.


50 / Questions from our Readers