ShopNotes Magazine

Table of Contents

ShopNotes Hardcover Volumes This issue is available as part of a collection of ShopNotes back issues: the ShopNotes Hardcover Volumes.
Learn more...

Online Extras

This symbol lets you know there’s more information here at You’ll see step-by-step videos, technique and project animation, bonus cutting diagrams, and a lot more.

Cover ShopNotes No. 50

Router Table Extension Router Table Extension

Table Saw Cabinets Table Saw Cabinets

Tongue & Groove Joinery Tongue & Groove Joinery

Fold-Up Outfeed Table Fold-Up Outfeed Table


Feature Project

6 / Table Saw Workstation

A table saw is one of the most versatile tools in a shop. Now you can make it even better. Here’s a quick overview of three great projects we’re featuring in this issue that will convert your table saw into a complete workstation.

Jigs & Accessories

8 / Router Table Extension

This router table replaces the extension wing on your table saw. Besides saving space, a lift-out insert plate, miter gauge slot, and adjustable fence make it extremely versatile as well.

Feature Project

Online Extra
16 / Table Saw Cabinets

Add weight and stability to your table saw by mounting it to these roll-around cabinets. Then enjoy the storage, mobility, and built-in dust collection they provide.


24 / Tongue & Groove Joinery

A tongue and groove joint is an ideal solution when it comes to joining solid wood and plywood. We show you a few simple tricks to cut these joints quickly and accurately.

Shop Project

26 / Fold-Up Outfeed Table

If you’re ripping long boards, it only takes a second to hook this outfeed table onto the table saw. Plus, its unique design lets you fold the table for storage.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

Tips From Our Shop

14 / Router Table Tips

Five great tips to get the most out of your router table.

30 / Tool Talk

Tips and talk about tools of our trade. In this issue, we take a look at a precision, T-square rip fence for your table saw.

32 / Scenes from the Shop