ShopNotes #138 2014-11-01

November 2014
Issue 138

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Table of Contents

Readers’ Tips4

Slots — Strong & Sturdy Joinery8

A simple slot cutter can be used for a wide range of tasks in any shop.

  • Infinity Cutting Tools
    Slot Cutter Set … 00-236

Faster & Easier Pocket Holes10

This latest addition to the Kreg pocket hole line takes joinery to a new level.

Foam for the Shop12

Learn how common types of foam have uncommon uses in the shop.

Compact Folding Sawhorse14

These horses are sturdy, and compact. Plus, you can build four from a one sheet of plywood.

  • Page 15: Project Dimensions
    It's not mentioned in the article, but the overall height of the sawhorses when they are folded out for use is 28-7/8".

Table Saw Outrigger22

Provide solid support when ripping or crosscutting with this adjustable stand.

Ultimate Lumber Center24

This storage rack has it all — low cost, high capacity, and a built-in miter saw station.

  • Page 26: Items S & T
    Items S & T should read: Part R Saw Platform Front/Back (2); Part S Saw Platform Sides (2); respectively.
  • Lowe’s
    Power Pro Lag Screws … 155907

High-End Hardware Look30

Turn ordinary zinc hardware into extraordinary project highlights quickly and easily.

Shop Short Cuts32

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

Shop Secrets: Drilling End Grain42

The key to drilling into end grain is the proper setup and the correct bit.

  • Woodworker’s Supply
    3/8" Shell Auger … 153314

Router Bit Storage44

Keep your router bits organized and sharp by using any of these handy storage options.

Featherboards for Accurate & Safe Cuts46

Take the hassle out of using featherboards on your table saw with the rights tips and techniques.

Q&A: Corded or Cordless Drill?50