ShopNotes Magazine

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Cover ShopNotes No. 46


Shop Project

6 / Adjustable Shop Stool

It’s easy to adjust this shop stool to a comfortable working height — just give the seat a spin. The secret is a shop-made wood “screw” that threads into the base of the stool.


12 / Cutting Threads in Wood

There’s nothing mysterious about cutting threads in wood. We show you how to cut threads by hand. Or you can rout the threads instead.

Feature Project

16 / Utility Workbench

This utility workbench is ideal for those tough, dirty jobs around the house. It has a durable metal top that cleans up quickly. And a solid base provides plenty of storage.

Shop Project

24 / Roll-Around Clamp Cart

Keep clamps and glue-up supplies handy with this roll-around cart. Custom-made hangers hold different types of clamps securely yet still provide quick, easy access.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

Tips From Our Shop

28 / Shop Solutions

Useful tips for building projects in this issue — how to rabbet long pieces, drill angled holes, and cut perfectly round disks.

30 / Tool Talk

Tips and talk about tools of our trade. In this issue, we take a look at saw blade stabilizers and extension cords.

32 / Scenes from the Shop