ShopNotes #110 2010-03-01

March 2010
Issue 110

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Table of Contents

Reader Tips4

Routing Small Parts8

Simple add-ons are the key to safely routing small parts on your router table.

  • Page 51: Part number for tapered knobs
    The Reid Supply part number for the tapered knobs should be BTH-13 to match the 1/4"-20 threads of the machine screws listed in the drawing on page 8. As of June 30, 2010, Reid Supply indicates that part is out of stock. Part BTH-14 can be substituted but that requires changing the machine screw to a 5/16"-18 x 1 1/2". Or use a different knob, such as BTH-170 or DK-984.
  • Reid Supply
    Toggle Clamp … TC-227-U
    Star Knob … DK-82
    Tapered Knob … BTH-13
    (Can substitute BTH-170 or DK-894).

Accurate Miter Saw Crosscuts12

Turn your miter saw into a tool for making precision crosscuts. These tips, techniques, and shop-made upgrades will allow you to get more from this shop workhorse.

  • Woodsmith Store
    Forrest 12" Blade … CM12905115

Wall-Mounted Miter Saw Station14

This unique design features flip-up fences, storage, and dust collection. And when the work is done, the fences fold down and the saw slides back to open up the worksurfaces for other uses.

  • Page 17: Materials & Hardware
    The line item: (2) 2" x 13" Continuous Hinges should instead call for (2) 2" x 11" Continuous Hinges.
  • Page 16: Figures 1 and 2
    The artwork for parts "B" and "H" (Case Top) in Figures 1 and 2 (pages 16 and 17) show the grain direction incorrectly. The grain should be rotated 90 degrees. As such, the Materials & Hardware list on page 17 shows the dimensions for the width and length reversed.

Online Extras

  • Miter Saw Workstation Model
    A miter saw is a handy tool to have in the shop for cutting stock to length. And with the project you see here, you can turn your saw into a reliable and accurate go-to tool for making repeatable cuts.
  • Miter Saw Workstation
    A miter saw is a handy tool to have in the shop for cutting stock to length. And with the project you see here, you can turn your saw into a reliable and accurate go-to tool for making repeatable cuts.
  • Woodsmith Store
    Kreg 48" Top Trak … 273734
    Kreg 24" Top Trak … 273733
    Kreg Swing Stop … 273729
    Kreg Right-to-Left Tape … 273739
    Kreg Left-to-Right Tape … 273740
  • Rockler rockler.com 800-279-4441
    1⁄4" Shelf Pins … 30437

Shop Short Cuts24

Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.

Multipurpose Shop Cart26

Tough and sturdy, you'll be making use of this shop cart on every project you build. It has built-in storage and a large worksurface for handling just about any task.

  • Page 33: Figure 9a
    Figure 9a shows the drawer fronts labeled as parts "U" and "V". These should be changed to "V" and "W" respectively.
  • Page 30: Materials and Hardware
    The Side (L) should be 15-1/2" x 13" and the Divider (N) should be 15" x 13" to match the grain direction in the Exploded View.
  • Page 32: Figures 5 and 5a
    Figure 5: The Side (L) should be 15-1/2" x 13" and the Divider (N) should be 15" x 13" to match the grain direction in the Exploded View. Figure 5a: The dimension on the left side should be 4-1/4", not 4-1/2" as shown.
  • Page 29: Figure 2b
    The dimension showing the centerline of the cross-dowel hole should be 2 3/4", not 3 3/4" as originally printed.

Online Extras

Gluing Up a Laminated Top34

A step-by-step process is all it takes to turn a set of wood strips into a flat, smooth top

The glue used and shown in the main photo is Franklin Titebond III, but any woodworking glue would be suitable for this application.

Portable Clipboard Storage Case36

Keep plans, drafting supplies, and measuring tools close at hand with this stylish storage case.

Online Extras

  • Fast and Easy Finger Joints
    Finger joints always remind me of two hands clasped together. A set of "fingers" on one piece fits between the "fingers" on the other. But what provides the "muscle" here is glue. These interlocking fingers create a lot of edge-to-edge surface area for a really strong glue joint - which, in turn, makes for a solid box.

5 Super Hero Chisels42

Bench chisels are a must, but these specialty chisels will take your work to the next level.

Strong & Sturdy Bridle Joints46

Create frame and panel assemblies with just your table saw. We show you how.

The Super FMT Jig48

Learn more about Leigh's lower-cost alternative for creating mortise and tenon joinery.

Online Extras

  • The Super FMT Jig
    Making tight-fitting mortise and tenon joints with your plunge router is quick and easy with this next-generation jig.
  • Woodsmith Store
    Super FMT Jig …216749

Scenes from the Shop52