Table of Contents
Secrets of Router Table Success8
Here are some shop-tested options for
mounting your router in a table.
Precision Joinery in Half the Time10
The JessEm Pocket Mortise Mill II is a great way to create accurate mortises in short order.
Stronger Joints with Ease12
Nails and brads have a place in the shop. Here’s how to get sturdy joints with them.
5 Money-Saving, Shop-Made Clamps14
Why buy specialty clamps when you can
make them yourself? These five clamps solve some challenging clamping tasks.
Page 17: Figure 3
The pattern at the bottom of the page currently reads: Enlarge 400%. It should read Enlarge 200%. The grid key on the right side of the drawing states One Square = ½” It should read One Square = ¼” The scale of the overall size of the Jaw is correct; however, the scale of the radii that make up the inner profile of the jaw is not. In addition, the larger radius labeled incorrectly. Instead of 1 ½” it should be 1 3/8”. Finally, the centerpoint of each radius need to be aligned horizontally.
The clamps were finished with
a couple coats of a wipe-on oil/polyurethane blend.
Handy Roll-Around Shop Stool20
Take a load off your feet and back with this easy-to-build shop stool. The open design keeps tools close at hand while you work.
The stool was painted with Aura
satin paint from Benjamin-Moore
in Army Green color. It was then
sprayed with lacquer followed
by a glaze using General Finishes’
Candlelight gel stain.
No-Muss, No-Fuss Finishing24
With the right tools and techniques, a water-based finish is the quick way to a great result.
Shop Short Cuts26
Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.
Power Tool Workbench28
This heavy-duty workstation features a large worksurface, ample storage, and a cordless tool recharging shelf. If you’re a power tool user, then this bench is for you.
Page 29: Materials & Hardware list
The quantity of #8 x 1" and #6 x 1/2" Fh Woodscrews are wrong.
The #8 x 2" Fh Woodscrews should instead be #8 x 1-1/2".
The corrected portion of the list should read as follows:
• (12) #8 x 1" Fh Woodscrews
• (30) #6 x 1/2" Fh Woodscrews
• (10) #8 x 1-1/2" Fh Woodscrews
Page 33: Figure 6b
The size of screws used for assembling and attaching the rack was omitted. The correct size is #8 x 1-1/4".
Page 31: Copy
The first complete sentence at the top of the third column should be deleted: "A dado near each end fits over the tongue you made earlier in the sides."
Also, the artwork in Figure 3a needs to have vertical break lines between the divider and aluminum angle.
Page 29: Materials list, part 'C'
The width of the sides should be 29-1/2" instead of the 29-1/4" shown.
The cabinet of the bench was
painted with Benjamin-Moore
Aura satin paint, Fair Isle Blue
color. The benchtop, totes, and
shelf were finished with a wipe-on
Quick & Easy Cutoff Bin34
Keeping cutoffs and small pieces of sheet goods organized is always a hassle. This mobile storage bin provides the solution.
High-Tech Routing: CNC Basics38
High technology meets the workshop: Here’s a look at what you need to know.
4 Simple Ways to Make It Mobile44
Improve your shop by going mobile. These four options provide a solution for any shop.
A New Tool for Tricky Cuts46
MicroJig provides the answer to taming any kind of taper with their new Microdial jig.
Our Top Picks for New Shop Tools48
Check out the latest new products that make time in your shop more enjoyable.
You can find bits for your impact
driver at hardware stores, home
centers, and various online retailers,