ShopNotes Magazine

Table of Contents

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Jigs & Accessories

6 / Panel Cutting Guide

This wall-mounted panel cutting guide makes it easy to break sheet goods down to manageable size. And a simple fence ensures accurate cuts.

Selecting Tools

12 / Tool Review: Jointers

Here’s an in-depth look at four different types of six-inch jointers. We offer practical suggestions on selecting a jointer that’s best suited to the kind of woodworking you do.

Feature Project

16 / Modular Storage Bins

Organize all your small pieces of hardware with these tilt-out bins. The bins are part of a unique modular storage system that can be customized to suit your needs.

In The Shop

20 / Tuning Up a Jointer

Flat, straight, and square stock. That’s what you get when you use our simple technique to tune up a jointer.

Shop Project

24 / Jointer Extension Tables

Jointing a long workpiece is a snap when you add these shop-made extension tables to your benchtop jointer.

Shop Project

26 / Benchtop Jointer Stand

This sturdy stand turns your benchtop jointer into a stationary tool. Plus it offers a handy way to collect chips.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

30 / Tool Talk

Tips and talk about tools of our trade. In this issue, we look at a unique turning tool and roller guides for a band saw.

32 / Scenes from the Shop