ShopNotes #127 2013-01-01

January 2013
Issue 127

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Table of Contents

Readers' Tips4

Heavy-Duty Workbench14

This weekend workbench has it all. It's rocksteady, easy to build, and the low-cost materials won’t put a strain on your pocketbook.

The Timberstrand LSL used for the benchtop is made by Weyerhaeuser. Check with your lumber dealer or find a distributor at The base was painted with Benjamin-Moore's Aura matte finish Warmed Cognac (AF-235).

Folding Miter Saw Station20

Make your miter saw easier to use with fold-out arms to support long stock. Plus, dust and chips drop out of the way into a hidden container.

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    The overall dimensions should be as follows: 32" D x 43" W x 70 1/2" H (Stored Size) and 33 5/8" D x 94 1/4" W x 70 1/2" H (Wings Extended).

Shop Short Cuts30

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

Glass-Smooth Epoxy Finish38

Epoxy isn't just a glue. Here's how to use epoxy to create a super-smooth surface.

Best Glue for Flawless Veneer40

Attaching veneer is always a challenge. Using the right glue is one key to success.

The Perfect Cut -- Our Top Tips44

These tips and tricks are the key to perfect results every time you make a cut.

Questions from our Readers50

Scenes from the Shop52