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Cover ShopNotes No. 139


Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

12 / Loose Tenon Router Jig

Here’s a compact jig that simplifies the process of making mortises with a palm router.

Fine Tools

18 / Custom Smoothing Plane

There’s nothing like using a tool you built yourself. This smoothing plane features old-world construction.

Shop Fixture

24 / Modern Baker Workbench

This bench incorporates a plywood top with a thick hardwood base. A cabinet provides welcome storage.

Mobile Shop

32 / Planer Cart

Take your milling to a new level. This cart creates a workstation for organizing parts while planing.

Shop Storage

38 / Display Cabinet

Glass-pane doors protect your prized tools from dust, and the Arts & Crafts details improves your shop’s style.



4 / Flattening a Benchtop


8 / Loose Tenon Joinery
46 / Q&A