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ShopNotes No. 84
Shop Short Cuts
Using a Spokeshave
Classic Cabinet-Base Workbench
Drill Press Accessory Cabinet
Dream Shop Project
16 / Classic Cabinet-Base Workbench
Every shop needs a heavy-duty workbench. This classic design has all the features you’ll ever need, including a cabinet-style base for storage, two vises, and a large, solid top.
28 / Wood & Brass Spokeshave
Enjoy shaping and smoothing curves with your own shop-made spokeshave. This spokeshave features a micro-adjustable blade and solid-brass hardware.
34 / Drill Press Accessory Cabinet
Is the storage for your drill press bits and accessories bursting at the seams? This wall cabinet will keep everything organized and close at hand.
4 / Readers' Tips
8 / Get a Flat Panel with Splines
A hassle-free way to create a strong, flat panel with a minimum of effort is to use splines. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.
Materials & Hardware
10 / Shop Cabinet Levelers
Keep your shop projects level and wobble-free from the ground up. Learn more about the best kinds of levelers to use in your shop.
Jigs & Accessories
12 / Easy-to-Use Toggle Clamps
Once you start using toggle clamps in your shop, you’ll find them versatile enough to handle just about any task.
14 / Shop Short Cuts
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
32 / Using a Spokeshave
With the right setup and a little practice, you’ll be creating thin shavings in no time.
In The Shop
38 / All About Bench Vises
Securely holding a workpiece is the key to successful woodworking. Learn more about the types of vises every bench should have.
Setting Up Shop
42 / Workshop Fire Safety
A $50 fire extinguisher — it’s the most important tool in your shop.
Mastering the Table Saw
44 / No Fuss Bridle Joinery
Here’s a strong, sturdy joint that’s so easy to make you can do it all on the table saw. All you need is a simple shop-made jig.
46 / Air Hose Reels
Is dealing with your air hose a big hassle? Solve the problem with an air hose reel.
48 / Roll-Around Tool Cabinets
A metal, roll-around cabinet is a great way to organize and protect a shop full of tools. Learn all about choosing the right kind.