ShopNotes #60 2001-11-01

November 2001
Issue 60

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

Shop-tested tips to solve common woodworking problems.

Air Compressor Caddy6

Lugging around a "portable" air compressor can get to be a real chore. This caddy is the ideal solution for easily moving your air compressor and its accessories.

  • Page 8: Figure 5
    Drawing indicates that you need a #8 x 1" Fh woodscrew but you need a #8 3/4" Fh woodscrew.
  • Page 9: Figure 7
    Drawing indicates that you need a #8 x 1" Fh woodscrew but you need a #8 3/4" Fh woodscrew.

Buying a Portable Air Compressor10

Oil or oil-less? Single tank or twin? Learn what to look for when buying a portable air compressor. Plus, find out which handy accessories you need to have.

Adjustable-Height Assembly Table14

Whether you need an extra assembly area or an outfeed support for a stationary tool, this adjustable-height assembly table is the answer. Our unique adjustment system makes raising (or lowering) the top a smooth task.

Online Extras

  • Adjustable-Height Assembly Table
    Ever wish you could raise (or lower) the top of your workbench just a few inches to make it a little bit easier to work on a project? Or use the bench as an outfeed support by rolling it around the shop so it’s right next to one of your stationary tools? That’s where the idea came from for this adjustable-height assembly table.

Six Solutions for Successful Ripping22

Having problems ripping stock cleanly? Our six solutions will make the whole process a lot easier. They'll come in handy whether you're a seasoned pro or just a beginner.

Auxiliary Fence26

Adding a featherboard, a stop block, or a scrap face for "burying" a dado blade to a typical rip fence can be a real hassle. Not any more. With this auxiliary fence, adding any of these five must-have accessories is quick and easy.

  • Page 29: Hold Down Layout drawing
    The 3/4" measurementfor the slot on the right side of the piece is pointing to the wrong part of the drawing.
  • Page 29: Exploded view drawing
    Dimensions of piece H - Base printed as 2 1/2" x 5" but should be 3 1/2" x 5". 2.

Scenes from the Shop32