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Cover ShopNotes No. 53

Edge Sanding Jig Edge Sanding Jig

Turning a Bowl Turning a Bowl

Miter Gauge Fence Miter Gauge Fence

Drill Bit Storage Drill Bit Storage


Jigs & Accessories

6 / Edge Sanding Jig

Convert your portable belt sander into a handy edge sanding tool with this simple, shop-made jig.


10 / Bowl Gouge Basics

Whether you’re shaping the outside of a bowl or scooping out the inside, knowing how to use a bowl gouge is the key to success. We’ll show you the basics.


12 / Turning a Bowl

You don’t have to be a master to turn a bowl on the lathe. With our simple, step-by-step approach, you can turn a bowl from start to finish in an afternoon.

Feature Project

16 / Miter Gauge Fence

Quick, accurate setups. That’s what you get when you build this adjustable miter gauge fence. It features a sliding fence and two stops that guarantee precise cuts every time.

Jigs & Accessories

24 / Drill Bit Storage

Organize your drill bits with a set of custom hangers. Then hook them on a wall-mounted cleat next to your drill press or take them with you when working away from the shop.

Tool Talk

28 / Power Sanding Systems

Sanding a bowl that’s been turned on the lathe doesn’t have to be a chore. These two power sanding systems remove material fast and produce a smooth, consistent surface.


4 / Readers' Tips

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

30 / New Products

Get a handle on the problem of rust with Rust Blocker.

32 / Scenes from the Shop