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Shop Project

6 / Chisel Case

Made of quartersawn white oak and mahogany, this chisel case is as attractive as it is practical. Whether the case is hanging on a wall or sitting on a bench, a unique tilting rack provides easy access to your chisels.


12 / Dovetail Keys

Small wood “keys” create the traditional look of a dovetail joint — without all the work. Plus, they add strength to the mitered corners of a box.

Feature Project

16 / Edge Sander

This shop-built edge sander makes quick work of tough sanding jobs. It’s made of common materials and hardware. Yet it offers a precision tracking system for the sanding belt, two adjustable sanding tables, and a convenient dust hook-up for your shop vacuum.

In The Shop

30 / Cutting Wood Plugs

What’s the secret to making a wood plug blend invisibly with the area around it? And which plug cutters are the best? We take a look at the answers to both questions.


4 / Readers' Tips

A small parts cabinet with a special drop-down sorting tray is just one of the shop-tested tips provided by our readers.

Tips From Our Shop

14 / Shop Solutions

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

32 / Scenes from the Shop