ShopNotes Magazine

Table of Contents

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Jigs & Accessories

4 / Drawer Joint Jig

Working on a project with lots of drawers? This shop-made jig turns your router table into a production tool.

Shop Project

10 / Hardware Bin

There are plenty of drawers in this compact storage bin to help organize small parts and loose hardware.


12 / Resawing on the Band Saw

Simple tips, jigs, and techniques you can use to make thin stock out of thick boards.

Feature Project

16 / Drill Press Table & Fence

Make quick, accurate setups on your drill press with this table. It features a large work area and a built-in fence.


22 / Hand-Cut Dovetails

You’ll be cutting dovetails by hand in no time with our step-by-step approach and a few basic tools.

Shop Project

26 / Dovetailed Bookcase

Strength and good looks. Two reasons why dovetail joints are a perfect choice for this wall-hung bookcase.

Hardware Store

30 / Wood Filler

Two types of wood fillers — each with a place in your shop. Here are the reasons why.


Readers' Tips

28 / Shop Solutions

Five shop-tested tips from our readers.

32 / Scenes from the Shop