Table of Contents
From our Readers4
Tuning Up Your Router Table8
All it takes are a few simple steps to guarantee success at your router table.
Router Insert Plate
Kreg Tool: PRS
3030; Woodsmith Store: 618062
Router Insert Plate Levelers
Kreg Tool: PRS
3040; Woodsmith Store: 618063
Bit Safety Guard
Dust Collection Port
Safety Power Tool Switch
Woodsmith Store: 456549
Heavy-Duty Lifting Levelers
Woodsmith Store: 454430
All About Circular Saw Blades12
Learn what to look for when shopping for a saw blade for this important shop tool.
Woodworker II 7¼″ Saw Blade
Woodsmith Store: 222404
Sanding Drum Tips & Tricks14
Learn the techniques, must-have tips, and simple tricks to help you get smooth curves and square edges with your sanding drums.
Drum Sanding Kit
Rockler : 20859
Before & After Shop Upgrade16
With a few sheets of plywood, MDF, some 2x4s, and common hardware, you can build
this complete storage system and workcenter. It's designed for maximum utility in a minimum amount of space. Plus, you can customize it to suit your needs and shop layout.
Page 25: Figure 9a, Front Section View
Two parts are mislabeled. 1: The part labeled OO should be PP (Cart Top). 2: The part labeled NN should be KK (Caster Plate).
Page 25: Figure 9b, Bottom View
A part is mislabeled. The part labeled NN should be KK (Caster Plate).
Page 21: Angle of bevel cuts
The instructions for making the posts do not indicate the angle of the bevel. The blade tilt angle is 45 degrees.
Page 16: Online Extra - Cutting Diagram
Three corrections: (1) The online extra cutting diagram indicates only one part T (Tower Back) but there should be two. (2) The six Cart Shelf Front/Back Pieces (JJ) are shown getting cut from a 5 1/2"-wide board. At 2" wide, these can’t come from the board as shown; a wider board is needed. (3) The 40 mounting block pieces (O) are shown as being cut from one board. There isn't quite enough room so you may need to cut several of them from a different board.
Page 22: Figure 5b
The part labeled (P) should be (Q) and the part labeled (Q) should be (P).
Page 20: Illustration
The diameter of the carriage bolt and washer should be 3/8" x 5", not 1/2" x 5" as originally printed. The materials list on page 27 is subject to the same correction.
Page 27: Materials & Hardware
The diameter of carriage bolts, washers, and nuts used to assemble the components to the posts is 3/8", not 1/2" as originally printed. The list should indicate: (76) 3/8" x 5" Carriage Bolts ; (76) 3/8" Flat Washers ; (76) 3/8" Hex Nuts. (The illustration on page 20 is subject to the same correction.)
#8 x 1¾″ Washerhead Screws
Woodworker’s Supply: 146-030
Reid Supply: KHO-10
20″ Full-Extension Drawer Slides (Accuride)
Woodsmith Store: 455560; Woodcraft:
5″ Swivel Casters
Woodsmith Store: 454398
Woodworker’s Hardware: LAXX1;
Shop Short Cuts28
Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
Precision Beam Compass30
You can build this classic, precision layout tool in a weekend. Its simple construction and durability means it will last a lifetime.
¼″-thick Anodized Aluminum Bar Stock for Beam
1/8″-thick Anodized Aluminum Bar Stock for Heads
10-32 x 3/8″ Aluminum Knurled Thumbscrews
Easy, Accurate Tenons with a Router34
Cutting a tenon on the end of a long workpiece can be tricky. A simple jig and a router is all you need to get great results.
½″ Spiral Downcut Bit
Woodsmith Store: 271526; Woodcraft: 822963
Sit in comfort at your workbench on this adjustable-height stool. Curved legs and metal footrests add good looks and stability.
Piano Stool Hardware
Lee Valley: 01K71.01
½″-13 x 1¾″ Squarehead Bolts
½″-13 Square Nuts
Choosing & Using Compact Drivers42
Find out why you need and when to use this new breed of small drivers in your shop.
Top 10 Drill Bits for Your Shop44
Choosing the right bit for the job at hand can be a challenge. Here's what to look for.
Weldon Countersink Bits
DK Hardware: DB18; Woodcraft: 145636
Lee Valley: 05J05.10
General Tools: 06;
Lee Valley: 99K09.01
Hassle-Free, Precision Crosscuts46
With the proper setup and the right techniques, you'll get perfect crosscuts every time.
Find out how the WorkSharp WS3000 can breathe new life into your edge tools.
Work Sharp WS3000
Woodsmith Store: 206018; Amazon: B000PVHIMW
Versatile Shop Solvents50
Scenes from the Shop52