ShopNotes #123 2012-05-01

May 2012
Issue 123

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

Unleash Your Rotary Tool10

These handy accessories are a sure-fire way to get more from your rotary tool.

Extension Wing Router Table16

Make better use of space with this table saw add-on that doubles as a sanding station.

  • Page 17: Figure 1
    The End Rail (part A) should be 13" long, not 12 1/4" as originally printed. This error also appears on the materials list on page 19.
  • Page 19: Materials & Hardware
    Several corrections needed: (1) The End Rail should be 13" long. (2) The first three parts are in the wrong order. In order to match Figure 1 on page 17, the End Rails should be A, Front Rail should be B, and Back Rail should be C.
  • Page 18: Detail 'd'
    There is an incorrect dimension on page 18 in issue 123 of Shop Notes. In detail ā€˜dā€™ the slot depth of the Fence Base (J) should be 2 5/8ā€ not 4ā€.
  • Woodsmith Store
    Router Bit Guard … 618070
    Insert Plate … 618062
    32" Combination Track … 455807
    Featherboards … 618058
  • Rockler 800-279-4441
    Dust Port21528
    4" x 2 1/2" Reducer89195
    Studded Knobs23838
    Round Knobs34238

Custom Chisel Set20

This chisel set gives you the satisfaction of using tools you've made yourself.

  • Page 51: Sources
    The 3/16" Brass Rod, item no. 8859K155 should be changed to: 5/32" Brass Rod, item no. 8859K54

Strong, No Fuss Assemblies26

Dowel joinery is easy to do, doesn't require much in time or tools, and is rock-solid.

Online Extras

Shop Short Cuts28

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

Fold-Away Workcenter30

Compact when stored, this project transforms into a one-of-a-kind workcenter in minutes.

  • Page 31: Online Extra Cutting Diagram
    The two hardwood parts labeled "O" should actually be part "Q".
  • Page 33: Figure 2, Detail A
    A part is mis-labeled. The illustration should show the hinge attached to part M, the Lower Door.

Great Looking Furniture40

Learn how to make better-looking legs with one router bit and simple techniques.

8 Must-Have Chisel Helpers42

Great results are within easy reach away with these simple chisel accessories.

Super Options for Tool Storage44

What's the best choice for storing tools? We take a look at five time-tested methods.

Easy, Accurate Joinery46

A standard saw blade is all you need to cut accurate joinery for your next project.

Protect Your Tools -- Top Rust Fighters48

Keeping your tools rust-free and ready for use just got easier with these inexpensive products.

You'll find a variety of VCI and silica gel products at Rockler, Brownells, Woodcraft, The Rust Store, Zerust, and Zorb-It.


Scenes from the Shop52