ShopNotes Magazine

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Cover ShopNotes No. 51

Jig Storage Rack Jig Storage Rack

Four Four "Must-Have" Hammers

Band Saw Upgrade Band Saw Upgrade

Fold-Out Magazine Rack Fold-Out Magazine Rack


Jigs & Accessories

6 / Jig Storage Rack

This ceiling-mounted rack provides the perfect solution for storing large or odd-sized jigs and fixtures. They’re suspended from wire hangers that are bent to shape using a simple jig.

In The Shop

12 / Four "Must-Have" Hammers

Here’s a close look at four different types of hammers that are useful to have in your shop. Also, step-by-step instructions for repairing or replacing damaged handles.

Feature Project

16 / Band Saw Upgrade

Two shop-made accessories to help you get the most out of your band saw. An auxiliary table provides rock-solid support for large workpieces. And an adjustable fence makes it easy to produce accurate cuts every time.


24 / Resawing on a Band Saw

Learn how to cut thick wood into thin stock on the band saw. Here are some simple tips, jigs, and techniques that will have you resawing lumber to uniform thickness in no time.

Shop Project

28 / Fold-Out Magazine Rack

Do the plans in your woodworking magazines get covered up with clutter as you work? This shop-made rack holds them up off the bench and folds out for easy viewing.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

Tips From Our Shop

10 / Assembly Tips

These five great tips ensure a squared-up assembly when you’re gluing up a project.

32 / Scenes from the Shop