ShopNotes #143 2023-12-01

December 2023
Issue 143

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Table of Contents

Mortising Jig Upgrades6

Hand Tools10

Drill Press Organizer14

Keep your drilling gear close at hand. Build a set of swing-out trays to attach to the drill press column.

Solid Wood Shop Shelf20

This traditionally styled organizer is made from common materials and offers plenty of storage space.

CNC Router Mk. II 2424

Our shop-made CNC router gets a new look with expanded capacity and a vertical work-holding feature.

Hayward Tool Stool34

Taking your tools on the go shouldn’t mean doing without. This carryall doubles as a small-scale workbench.


According to Creative Director, Chris Fitch the LaserPecker 2 is “just plain fun.” Once the box was open, he had it etching patterns in less than 20 minutes. At the time of writing, it was $799. Keep an eye on the site for deals. There you’ll also find a bunch of videos for learning about all the features.

Rotary Tool Accessories46