ShopNotes #50 2000-03-01

March 2000
Issue 50

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

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

Table Saw Workstation6

A table saw is one of the most versatile tools in a shop. Now you can make it even better. Here's a quick overview of three great projects we're featuring in this issue that will convert your table saw into a complete workstation.

Router Table Extension8

This router table replaces the extension wing on your table saw. Besides saving space, a lift-out insert plate, miter gauge slot, and adjustable fence make it extremely versatile as well.

Router Table Tips14

Five great tips to get the most out of your router table.

Table Saw Cabinets16

Add weight and stability to your table saw by mounting it to these roll-around cabinets. Then enjoy the storage, mobility, and built-in dust collection they provide.

Online Extras

  • Table Saw Cabinets
    At a glance, this table saw workstation looks like it’s supported by a single, long cabinet. But it’s not. Actually, there are /three/ separate cabinets. Each one is built as an individual unit. Then the cabinets are set side by side like giant building blocks and fastened together.

Tongue & Groove Joinery24

A tongue and groove joint is an ideal solution when it comes to joining solid wood and plywood. We show you a few simple tricks to cut these joints quickly and accurately.

Fold-Up Outfeed Table26

If you're ripping long boards, it only takes a second to hook this outfeed table onto the table saw. Plus, its unique design lets you fold the table for storage.

Tool Talk30

Tips and talk about tools of our trade. In this issue, we take a look at a precision, T-square rip fence for your table saw.

Scenes from the Shop32