ShopNotes #139 2022-12-01

December 2022
Issue 139

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Table of Contents

Flattening a Benchtop4

Loose Tenon Joinery8

Loose Tenon Router Jig12

Here’s a compact jig that simplifies the process of making mortises with a palm router.

Custom Smoothing Plane18

There’s nothing like using a tool you built yourself. This smoothing plane features old-world construction.

Modern Baker Workbench24

This bench incorporates a plywood top with a thick hardwood base. A cabinet provides welcome storage.

Planer Cart32

Take your milling to a new level. This cart creates a workstation for organizing parts while planing.

Display Cabinet38

Glass-pane doors protect your prized tools from dust, and the Arts & Crafts details improves your shop’s style.

Q&A46