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Cover ShopNotes No. 49

Lathe Disk Sander Lathe Disk Sander

Cabinetmaker's Tool Chest Cabinetmaker's Tool Chest

Table Saw Dust Collection Table Saw Dust Collection


Jigs & Accessories

6 / Lathe Disk Sander

It’s easy to convert your lathe into a disk sander. This shop-made tool features a large sanding disk that removes stock quickly and a tilting table to support the workpiece.


12 / Veneering Small Panels

From making crips, clean cuts in veneer to gluing and clamping it in place, these helpful tips show you how to apply veneer to small, hardboard panels.


14 / Full-Mortise Lock

There’s no mystery to installing a full-mortise lock. All you need is a little patience, a careful layout, and our step-by-step instructions.

Feature Project

16 / Cabinetmaker's Tool Chest

This figured maple tool chest is constructed of simple frame and panel assemblies. With seven drawers and storage under the lid, it’s designed to hold your favorite hand tools.

Shop Project

28 / Table Saw Dust Collection

Get the most out of your dust collector. Together with a few scrap pieces of material, you can quickly create an efficient dust collection system for your table saw.


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 micro-adjustable edge guide that attaches to a router.

32 / Scenes from the Shop