ShopNotes #120 2011-11-01

November 2011
Issue 120

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Table of Contents

Tips for your Shop4

  • Page 5: Detail view, crosscut sled
    The measurement for the slot in the stop block should be 1 3/4".

3 Can’t-Miss Router Table Add-Ons8

Great results at the router table are easy using any of these simple fence designs.

High-Tech Tools for Woodworking10

Work smarter and faster in the shop with a set of handy smartphone applications.

All-New Lathe Stand18

Strong and sturdy, the design of this stand will accommodate any midi-lathe and its extension. Plus, it's built with low-cost materials and simple joinery, and features versatile storage options.

  • Page 19: Materials & Hardware
    Under "Optional Extension", the line that reads (4) 5/16"-18 T-Nuts should be (2) 5/16"-18 T-Nuts. (The quantity of T-nuts for the extension alone is two, not four as originally printed.

Shop Short Cuts26

Perfect Mortises in Half the Time38

These simple tips and tricks are all it takes to get the most from a mortising machine.

Classic Tools Earn Their Keep40

Braces and hand drills might seem old school, but new accessories turn them into go-to tools.

Industrial-Grade Extrusions42

This extruded aluminum product is a sure way to make better, more accurate jigs and fixtures.

  • 80/20, Inc. 260-248-8030
    T-Slot Profiles … Varies
  • TSLOTS/Futura Industries
    Slotted Extrusions … Varies

One Stop Sanding -- Here's How44

When it comes right down to it, there's one sander you can rely on for all your needs.

Hidden Joinery Technique46

This modified version of a tongue and dado joint gives rock-solid results.


Scenes from the Shop52