ShopNotes #119 2011-09-01

September 2011
Issue 119

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

  • Page 5: Spray Can Rack drawing
    The measurement between the front two dowels should be 3 1/4", not 3 1/2" as originally printed.

Dust-Free Routing8

We take a look at three simple ways to deal with dust and chips from hand-held routers.

All About Hole Saws10

The solution to drilling large, accurate holes is a hole saw. Here’s what you need to know.

Traditional Scratch Stock12

This shop-made tool is the key to adding decorative details to your next project. Build it in the morning and use it in the afternoon.

All-in-One Sharpening Center16

This wall-mounted station is a snap to customize with grinding and buffing wheels to suit your needs now and down the road.

Online Extras

Shop Short Cuts24

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

Drop-Down Table Saw Cabinet26

This space-saving workcenter keeps your table saw out of the way but ready to go. Build the matching storage cabinet and workbench to create the ultimate workcenter.

Creating a Perfect Profile38

Create one-of-a-kind, custom profiles using a scratch stock and these simple steps.

Using Prefinished Plywood42

Minimize the hassle of building cabinets by using prefinished plywood.

The Secrets to Dead-On Cuts46

Learn what it takes to cut precise workpieces every time you use your table saw.

Earlex Spray Finishing System48

This easy-to-use system is a great way to get consistently smooth finishing results.

Waxing about Shellac50