ShopNotes Magazine

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Jigs & Accessories

6 / Edge Clamps

These shop-made edge clamps are bound to come in handy when gluing hardwood edging on plywood.


10 / Cutting Plywood

Tips and techniques for cutting a full sheet of plywood down to size. Also, tricks on preventing chipout.

Selecting Tools

12 / Tool Test: Miter Gauges

Is it worth buying an “after-market” miter gauge for your table saw? We test four popular models to find out.

Feature Project

16 / Pocket Hole Jig

Make pocket hole joints quickly and easily with this simple jig. It features a tilting carriage to rout the pocket. And a built-in guide lets you drill the pilot hole accurately.

Shop Project

24 / Stacking Sawhorses

Practical and inexpensive — two reasons to build this set of stacking sawhorses. You can make four complete sawhorses using just a single sheet of plywood.

In The Shop

30 / Spiral Upcut Bits

It cuts sideways like a router bit. And it has the plunge cutting ability of a drill bit. That’s what makes these router bits ideal for cutting deep mortises.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

Tips From Our Shop

28 / Shop Solutions

Here’s a selection of tips from the guys in our shop that will make it easy to build the projects in this issue.

32 / Scenes from the Shop