ShopNotes Magazine

Updates & Revisions

Here you will find important updates and revisions to the articles and plans published in ShopNotes magazine.


Woodsmith Issue 109 cover image

January 2010
Issue 109

Readers' Tips
Page 7: Spring Featherboard Tip, Main illustration
Several corrections to note: (1) The base does not have a dado cut in the bottom as shown in the main figure. (2) The wing knobs need to be 1/4"-20 to work with the machine screws listed. (3) The length of the featherboard should change from 6" to 4-3/4".
Space-Saving Workshop
Page 29: Figure 5
Figure 5 calls for #8 x 1" Fh woodscrews to attach the drawer slides. This is incorrect. The drawer slides include the necessary screws. Instead, this callout should be for the screws used to attach the drawer sides (parts 'Y') to the drawer front and back (parts 'X'). These screws are shown in Figure 5a, but were omitted in the main figure.
Page 33: Materials & Hardware
There are several corrections & additions to the materials list: (1) An additional Utility Pull is required for a total quantity of 3. (2) Only 4 Heavy-Duty Lifting Levelers are required. (3) 20 1/4" Shelf Pins are required (4) 8 #8 x 1-1/4" Fh woodscrews are required. The latter two items were omitted from the list as printed.
Drop-Down Router Table
Page 33: Materials & Hardware
There are several corrections & additions to the materials list: (1) An additional Utility Pull is required for a total quantity of 3. (2) Only 4 Heavy-Duty Lifting Levelers are required. (3) 20 1/4" Shelf Pins are required (4) 8 #8 x 1-1/4" Fh woodscrews are required. The latter two items were omitted from the list as printed.
Page 32: Figure labels on three illustrations
The figure numbering is incorrect. The three figures should be labeled Figure 7, Figure 8, and Figure 9. (The numbering continues from the previous article in the issue.) This affects the figure references in the text as well.
Super-Charge a Shop Vacuum
Page 39: Figure 3
The radius at the ends of the handle opening in the cover should be 3/4" not 1" as shown.
Saw Blade Filing Jig
Page 19: Figure 2b
The 2-3/4" measurement should be 2" for the dimension lines shown.
Page 20: Figure 3
Change "Front End" at the upper left of the drawing to "Back End." The "Front End" at the upper right is correct as is detail 'a.' Front End in this case is what the person using the file block sees.
Routing Shelf Pin Holes
Page 9: Text
The last sentence in the second to last paragraph reads "Simply set the index pin in the last hole you drilled..." BUT it should read: "Simply set the index pin in the second to last hole you drilled..."
A Look at Coping Sleds
Page 11: MLCS Coping Sled
The MLCS sled shown at the top of page nine is actually called the Professional Coping Safety Sled, and at press time the cost was $65. The part number on the sources page is correct.