Table of Contents
Mastering Lock Miter Bits8
Build mitered drawers and boxes without the hassle. Learn the tips for getting great results.
Must-Have Jig & Fixture Knobs10
The right knob can improve how well a jig works. Here are some things to consider.
You'll find a variety of knobs available from woodworking suppliers and hardware stores. Lee Valley’s
Snap-Lock knobs are available for 1/4"-20 and 5/16"-18 threads. Reid
Supply carries a variety of the fluted knobs for making your own studded knobs. We used AP-30
(1/4"-20) and AP-35 (5/16"-18).
Essential Tools for Tapping Threads12
A tap and die set comes in handy in the shop. Take a look at how to get the most from it.
Shaping a Smooth Curve14
Learn the secrets to making quick work of shaping a radius or a roundover by hand.
Heirloom Calipers & Dividers Set16
A perfect layout is a snap with these dividers, compass, and a pair of calipers. The metalwork is easy and the results are stunning.
The jaw liners (with extensions) shown in the article are available from
McMaster-Carr in a variety of sizes to fit your vise.
They’re available in copper or aluminum.
Shop Short Cuts22
Try out these shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.
Modular Garage Storage24
With this modular storage system, you can customize the number and size of the components to suit your needs perfectly.
Page 31: Materials & Hardware
The dimensions for part A (Sides) should be 6 x 14 - 3/4" MDF, as shown in Fig. 1 on page 26.
The cabinet rods are made from ½″ EMT conduit (¾″
outside diameter). You can find it at most home centers. The metal tops for
the bench and shelves were made at a local sheet metal fabrication shop.
10″ Support Brackets… 17K32.11
13″ Support Brackets… 17K32.14
24″ Shelf Standards… 17K30.02
12″ Full-Ext. Slides… 02K36.12
Through-Hole Hinges… JCL-312
Pull Handles… KHO-5
Benjamin Moore Paints
“Misted Fern”… 482
Assembling a Frame and Panel32
Cutting the joinery is only half the job. Find out the keys to assembling a door successfully.
Table Saw Small Parts Jig34
This precision fence system makes it easy to rip and crosscut very small workpieces.
Page 39: Materials List AND Figure 9
The Blade Guard (O) should be 4 x 5 – 3/4 plywood. It is wrong in both Figure 9 and the materials list.
Page 36: Text Column One, Third Paragraph
The last sentence in paragraph three should read: For example, sliding the rip fence forward 1" moves the fence face away from the blade only 1/16". Note the related correction on page 38.
Page 38: Text Column Two, First Paragraph
The last sentence in that paragraph should read: For example, an 1/4" of movement on the ruler moves the fence 1/64" closer or farther from the saw blade. Note the related correction to page 36.
Page 36: Figure 3
The FENCE BLANK, shows the slot that the studded knob goes through to be 5/32" wide. It should be 5/16".
Is there an advantage to wiring for 240v vs. 120v? Here's what you need to know.
Page 40: Photo of 20-amp receptacle
The photo was "flipped" in the publication so is a mirror image of the actual item.
Sharpening Stone Storage42
Protecting your sharpening stones is
important. These simple storage boxes are the perfect project for a weekend in the shop.
Page 44: Figure 3
Figure 2 shows the upper "stone template" with end pieces that run the full width. The side pieces match the length of the sharpening stone. In Figure 3, the view of the template should look the same, but it doesn't. The layout of the stone template parts in Figure 2 is correct.
Page 43: Illustration, lower left corner
The callout should be for a 1/2"-rad. roundover, not 1/2" dia.
Page 45: Figure 4a
The router bit is called out as a 1/2"-dia. roundover bit, but this should simply read 1/2" roundover bit (no "dia.")
Dado Clean-Out Bit… 5382
These simple steps are all it takes to minimize the chance of kickback at the table saw.
The Latest Cool Tools48
Take a look at the newest tools for making your time in the shop more productive and enjoyable.
Have a woodworking or shop-related question? Send it in - the editors will answer it here.
Scenes from the Shop52