ShopNotes #125 2012-09-01

September 2012
Issue 125

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

Precision Flush Trimming8

A simple shop-built router base is all you need to create smooth, level joints.

All New Leigh Dovetail Jig10

This new jig makes it easy to cut precision dovetails and box joints quickly and accurately.

4-in-1 Box-Building Sled12

Want to build small boxes faster and more accurately? Check out this multipurpose sled.

  • Page 51: Bolts
    The T-bolts listed in the sources were not used in the project. The project used 1/4"-20 x 1-1/2" long hex bolts, as noted on page 12 of the article. The hex bolts can be found at most hardware stores.

Workbench Storage System22

This handy, add-on system turns the extra space under your workbench into easy access storage.

Seamless Veneer Repair28

The right tips and techniques are all you need to repair damaged veneer.

Shop Short Cuts30

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

  • Page 30: Illustration of the spacer
    The drawings do not indicate the width of the plywood spacer. It should be 19 3/8".

Roll-Around Tool Cabinet32

Keep your most-often-used tools close at hand with this classic mobile cabinet.

To finish the cabinet, I first applied an acrylic latex primer. The color coat is Benjamin Moore's Aura satin acrylic paint, Fair Isle Blue (CSP-715) followed by High Performance flat water-based varnish from General Finishes.

Cutting Curves40

Learn the simple secrets for cutting smooth curves with your band saw.

Checklist to Perfect Parts46

Follow our table saw checklist to ensure that perfect project parts aren't left to chance.

New Saw Blades48

Can these new blades from Irwin result in better cuts? Let's take a look.

You'll be able to find the new Irwin/Marples table saw and miter saw blades at your local Lowe's.