ShopNotes #137 2014-09-01

September 2014
Issue 137

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Table of Contents

Readers’ Tips4

Tip & Tricks for Precise Dadoes8

Learn the key details for routing accurate dadoes at your router table.

Rockler T-Track Tabletop10

Every shop needs a great worksurface. This new system from Rockler has a lot of great features.

Pocket Hole Jig Workstation14

Make your pocket hole jig work harder with this portable workstation. Must-have features include adjustable stops, enhanced workpiece support, and built-in storage.

Planer Sled20

This simple sled makes it easy to flatten the wide face of a twisted or warped board using a thickness planer.

  • Page 22: Main Illustration
    Use adhesive-backed, 100 grit sandpaper applied to the inner face of Slide Block, part E, to prevent slippage.

Dust Collector Station24

Paired with a mini-cyclone, this system turns your shop vacuum into a super dust collector.

Online Extras

5 Keys to Trim End Grain30

Follow these sure-fire tips for making accurate cuts and fine-tune end grain surfaces.

Shop Short Cuts32

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

  • Page 33: Copy
    The first sentence, which references the planer sled project, should refer to page 23, not page 26.

Top-Notch Workbench34

Looking for an easy-to-build, all-purpose workbench? This one goes together quickly, yet it’s sturdy enough for any shop task.

Shop Vacuum Overview40

Here’s what you need to know when choosing a new vacuum for your shop.

Creative Clamp Storage44

Check out these great storage solutions for keeping your clamps organized.