ShopNotes #112 2010-07-01

July 2010
Issue 112

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

Making Crown Molding8

All it takes is a special router bit to make custom crown molding for all kinds of projects.

Torsion Box Workbench12

We'll show you how to build a strong, stable workbench from inexpensive materials. And using a time-tested design, the top will remain dead flat for years to come.

Constructing a Torsion Box19

Find out how to put this proven design to work building a strong, flat benchtop.

Shop Short Cuts22

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

Hardware Cabinet24

Storing hardware is always a challenge. This compact cabinet is just the solution for organizing a wide range of supplies.

  • Page 25: Materials and Hardware
    The dimensions of part G (bin dividers) should be 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 - 1/2 Ply.
  • Page 27: Figure 3
    The correct dimensions for part G (bin divider) are 7 1/4" x 4 1/2".
  • Page 25: Online extra
    The correct dimensions for part G (bin divider) are 7 1/4" x 4 1/2".
  • Page 26: Figure 1a
    The dimension for the width of the dado was inadvertently cut off in the art. The dimension should read 1/4".

Online Extras

Get More From Your Waterstones30

Here's what you need to know to tune up your waterstones for better sharpening results.

5 Clamp Storage Solutions38

You'll find a place to store all your clamps with these handy storage projects.

Mortising Jig40

Making mortises doesn't have to be a hassle. With this easy-to-build jig, you can rout smooth, perfectly sized mortises every time.

Cutting Custom Dadoes46

Perfect-fitting dadoes are guaranteed using a standard saw blade and this simple technique.

Q & A50