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Tips & Techniques4

Forstner-Style Bits8

Versatile drill bits you need in your shop.

Belt Sander10

We'll show you how to get more out of this essential power tool.

Perfect Mitered Frames12

Take the mystery out of making picture-perfect miter cuts on the table saw.

Router Guide Bushings14

Find out how to put these simple, inexpensive router accessories to work for you.

Display Table16

The ebonized legs of this table provide a striking contrast to the maple top, shelf, and drawer.

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Page 54: Piece E and Piece G dmensions

Piece E Side Panels – should be 3/4 x 4 – 6 3/4, not 3/4 x 4 – 6 3/8 as originally printed. Piece G Drawer Guides should be 1/2 x 1/2 – 6 3/8, not 1/2 x 1/2 – 6 1/2 as originally printed.

Poker Chip Case22

This poker chip case is unlike any other -- it features solid-brass hardware, a burl veneer top, and felt-lined chip trays.

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Shop Notebook30

Classic Oak Poker Table32

With a felt top, chip compartments, and built-in drink coasters, this poker table is a sure bet.

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Page 35: Ilustration

The drawing shows a router with a "1/4" Roman ogee bit." That callout should read "1/4" ogee fillet bit."

Page 35: Caption

The caption says to use a Roman ogee bit, but it should say to use an ogee fillet bit.

Page 51: Two Rockler Part Numbers

Rockler changed the part numbers of two parts sourced for the original article. The Pedestal Base part number is now 28260 (old number 30283), and the Leg Set part number is now 28030 (old number 37217). Note, the profile on these legs is similar, but not exactly the same as the original part number.

Powerful Solutions42

Sure-fire strategies for "powering" up your shop.

Setting up for the Perfect Cut44

Learn what it takes to get your table saw ready for making accurate cuts.

4 Finishing Brushes46

No matter what the project is, one of these four brushes is sure to have you covered.

Q & A48

Inside Look at Pedestal Bases50

Strong and attractive, pedestal table bases have been used for centuries. Learn the secrets behind their construction.

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Final Details52