ShopNotes Magazine

Table of Contents

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Cover ShopNotes No. 14


Jigs & Accessories

4 / Miter Gauge Fence

Make quick and accurate cuts on the table saw with this shop-built fence for your miter gauge.

In The Shop

6 / Anti-Kickback Bits

An in-depth look at how anti-kickback router bits work. Also, a comparison of the different bits available.

Fine Tools

8 / Chisel Plane

Cleaning up hard to reach places (like the corners of a drawer or panel) is easy with a chisel plane. All it takes to make your own is some simple hardware, a blade, and a scrap of wood.


12 / Stock Preparation

The foundation of a quality project can be traced back to how carefully the stock is prepared before the actual building begins.

Feature Project

16 / Fold-Down Work Center

This wall-mounted work center offers plenty of built-in storage to keep your tools right at hand. It also features a bench that folds down to provide a solid work surface. And a flip-up door holds an optional shop light.


24 / Drill Press Tips

Solutions to some of the most common drilling problems in the shop. Also, simple jigs you can make to increase your accuracy when working with a drill press.


Readers' Tips

28 / Shop Solutions

Five Shop-Tested Tips: Pipe Clamp Caddy, Bench-Mounted Belt Sander, Shop-Made Chisel Holder, Foot Pedal Modification, and a Tip for Mixing Powdered Glue.

Finishing Room

30 / Gel Stains
32 / Scenes from the Shop