ShopNotes Magazine

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Fine Tools

6 / Torpedo Level

Made of highly figured walnut and brass, this torpedo level has the look and feel of a traditional hand tool. With a unique, built-in adjustment system, you can calibrate the level quickly and accurately.


12 / Building Raised Panel Doors

Building a number of raised panel doors? You can use a special set of router bits to make the frame and the raised panel quickly and easily.

Feature Project

16 / Revolving Tool Station

Just give the circular platform on top of this station a spin to position the tool you want to use right in front of you. A rotating turntable in the base provides easy access to your portable power tools as well.

In The Shop

24 / Stile & Rail Bits

A matched set of stile and rail bits and a router table. That’s all it takes to cut the joinery and create the decorative profile on the frame of a raised panel door.

Jigs & Accessories

28 / Frame & Panel Jig

This shop-built jig solves the biggest problem of gluing up a frame and panel door — keeping the door perfectly flat. The secret is a pair of cams that apply clamping pressure directly in line with the frame.


4 / Readers' Tips

Our readers offer their own shop-tested tips for solving some of the most common woodworking problems.

Tips From Our Shop

26 / Shop Solutions

Use these tips from the guys in our shop to get professional-looking results on the project in this issue.

32 / Scenes from the Shop