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Looking for top-notch drawer joinery that's easy to do? All it takes is a drawer joint bit.
Learn how to keep your saw blades and bits clean for better performance.
Most of the cleaners used in the article on page 10 of ShopNotes No. 96 can be found locally, but a few are only available through online retailers.
Rockler sells its own Saw Blade Cleaning Kit (63214). Lestoil Grease and Stain Remover is available at Ace Hardware Stores. Extreme Simple Green Aircraft and Precision Cleaner can be purchased from online retailer SkyGeek.
A combination square is one tool that will guarantee better layouts and results. We cover the basics of using this versatile tool.
For rock-solid construction, it’s hard to beat a draw-bolt joint. Here’s how to do it right.
You can use ordinary hex bolts, washers, and nuts for draw-bolt joinery, but several specialty bolts sets are available as well.
The bench bolts (05G07.01) were ordered from Lee Valley.
A disk sander is a great addition to any shop. This sander features adjustable speeds, a tilting table, and low-cost MDF construction. And the top pivots to provide quick access to accessories that mount on the rear shaft.
Building the disk sander on page 16 of ShopNotes No. 96 takes quite a bit of hardware. You should find the washers, woodscrews, threaded inserts, rods, and hinges at your local hardware store or home center. However, there are a few things you’ll need to order.
The 1/2-hp electric motor with overload (5990K15) came from McMaster-Carr. The company also has several other items: the 5/8" x 18 hardened shaft (6061K141), the 5/8"dia., 1/2"-20 accessory arbor (43555A25), and the 5/8" x 13/8" ball bearing (60355K37). In addition, the three-step pulleys (6213K72) and the 7' twist-lock link-belt (6173K37) all came from there.
Lee Valley sells the 3/4″ x 24″ miter track (12K79.06) and the 1/4″ x 1/2″ rare-earth magnets (99K36.02). Reid Supply has the 5/8″ bore pillow blocks (PRB-108) and the 3/8″-16 x 1-1/2″ aluminum knobs (AKA-5).
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
Store your chisels and fine tools in style with this handy, wall-mounted case. You’ll have easy access to any chisel, while other items are stored neatly away behind a closed door.
All the hardware for the chisel cabinet on page 30 of ShopNotes No. 96 was ordered through Lee Valley. Here are the part numbers: 2″ no-mortise hinge (00H51.22); 16mm brass knob (01A02.16); 5mm pin supports (00S10.05); 1/4″ rare-earth magnet (99K31.01); 3/8″ magnet cup (99K32.51); 3/8″ strike washer (99K32.61); and #4 x 3/8″ flathead woodscrews (91Z04.02).
Learn how to get the most from your block plane with these tips and techniques.
This table saw accessory keeps your work flat against the table. Then it automatically releases to slide with the workpiece.
Finding the materials to build the sliding hold-down on page 36 of ShopNotes No. 96 should be pretty easy at a local hardware store or home center.
We shopped around at some unusual places and found a few unique products that deserve a place in your shop.
Most of the shop supplies described on page 42 of ShopNotes No. 96 are available just about anywhere. But there were some items that had to be ordered.
For example, the dental picks (86K95.02) came from Lee Valley. Most of the plastic supplies and containers came from U.S. Plastic and Lab Safety Supply.
Take the hassle out of sharpening with any of these one-of-a-kind sharpening projects.
No jointer, no worries. All you need is your table saw and a simple, shop-built auxiliary fence.
This accessory works like magic to turn your router into the most versatile tool in your shop.