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Woodsmith No. 82
6 / Book Stand
The legs are made on a lathe in short, easy-to-turn sections. And the top lies flat or tilts — thanks to a shop-made ratchet system.
12 / Square Leg Design
The Book Stand can also be built with square legs. No lathe needed.
13 / Micro-Adjustable Fence
This fence can be made to fit any band saw table. A sliding wedge system allows precise adjustments.
Shop Tips Contest
18 / Cutting Plywood
The results are in for our Shop Tips Contest. The winners: A Circular Saw Edge Guide, T-Square Router Guide, and an A-Frame Support.
22 / Drafting Cabinet
The front of this cabinet pivots down on steel pins to a comfortable height for drawing.
28 / Notes on Design
What goes into the design of a Woodsmith project? Here’s a look at the evolution of the Drafting Cabinet.
4 / Tips & Techniques
Five great tips. 1) Drilling Out Mortises. 2) Carriage for Bevels. 3) Dimpled Splines. 4) Router Table Push Block. 5) Containers for Mixing.
16 / Shop Notes
1) A Template for Turning Spindles. 2) Band Saw “Drift.” 3) Drilling into the End of Long Stock. 4) Enlarging a Round Tenon. 5) Checking for Square.
20 / Talking Shop
Answers to questions from readers. 1) Avoiding Blotchy Stain. 2) Steamed Cherry. 3) Saw Blade Selection. 4) Tempered Hardboard.