ShopNotes #135 2014-05-01

May 2014
Issue 135

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Table of Contents

Readers’ Tips4

Setting Up a Lock Miter Bit8

Set up a lock miter bit in your router table with ease using this handy aftermarket gauge.

  • Infinity Cutting Tools
    Lock Miter Jig … LMM-002

Woodhaven Box Joint Jig10

Big box joints are a snap with this new jig. The jig is accurate and easy to use.

Heavy-Duty Fasteners12

Here’s what you need to know to choose stout and sturdy fasteners for your next big project.

Benchtop Table Saw Stand18

Turn your benchtop saw into a big-time shop tool with this feature-packed stand.

  • Page 20: Detail 'c'
    A dimension of 1 5/8” is shown from the bottom edge of the rail to the center of the hole. The dimension should be 2 1/8”

Online Extras

Gluing Thin Stock26

Learn the tips and tricks for gluing thin stock into flat, smooth panels.

Shop Short Cuts28

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

  • Page 29: Left Illustration
    The "9/16"-DIA. SHAFT" callout is incorrect and should be disregarded.

Lathe Sanding Drum for Curved Parts30

Your lathe can serve double-duty as a sanding drum with this easy-to-build project.

Easy-Adjust Drill Press Table34

This unique design makes raising and lowering your table hassle-free. A large worksurface and easy-to-adjust fence make it an ideal upgrade.

  • Page 35: Part 'K'
    The Locking Shaft should measure 13-1/2", not 3-1/2".
  • Page 38: Detail 'a'
    The callout for the "1/4"-DIA HOLE... COUNTERBORE" is pointing to the wrong item. The arrow should point to the through hole/counterbore just to the right of the hole it is currently pointing to. The hole in question should instead be labeled "5/8"-DIA. HOLE".
  • Page 38: Figure 3
    The "1/2" I.D. x 5/8" O.D. x 1" FLANGED BUSHING" callout should read "1/2" I.D. x 3/4" O.D. x 1" FLANGED BUSHING".

Custom Details: Chamfers & Bevels40

Simple hand tools and techniques allow you Adding Custom Details page 40 to add one-of-a-kind details to any project.

Locating Your Table Saw44

Get the most out of your table saw by locating it right using our time-tested tips.

Top-Notch Auxiliary Fences46

A set of shop-made auxiliary fences is the key to safer, more accurate cuts at the table saw.


  • Page 51: Table Saw Stand Sources
    The Clamp-on Roller Support is Rockler #64194.