ShopNotes Magazine

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Jigs & Accessories

4 / Jointer Push Block

The unique design of this push block allows you to safely flatten the face of a board.

Jigs & Accessories

6 / Vertical Raised Panel Jig

All it takes to rout a professional-looking raised panel is this shop-made jig and a vertical raised panel bit.


10 / Router Tune-Up

A close look at router maintenance problems. And tips on keeping your router in top shape.


12 / Edgebanding Plywood

Three different types of veneer edging let you hide the exposed edges on a plywood project.

Feature Project

16 / Portable Planer Stand

An adjustable outfeed extension provides support for long boards. To make it easy to store, the extension “knocks down” and the stand tilts and rolls on a set of wheels.


22 / Table Saw: Ripping

Practical tips and shop-built accessories for ripping a workpiece safely and accurately on the table saw.

Shop Project

24 / Tool Storage

A place for everything, and everything in its place. That’s the idea behind this easy-to-build storage system for your portable power tools.


Tips & Techniques

28 / Shop Solutions

Five Shop-Tested Tips: Router Bit Depth Gauge, An Adjustment Block for your Router Table, Installing Threaded Inserts, Squaring-Up Large Panels, and a Cork-Bottom Sanding Block


30 / Lumber Grades

You can save money on materials for a project by using the different grades of lumber to your advantage.

32 / Scenes from the Shop