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Tips & Techniques4

Reducing Table Saw Vibration8

Easy upgrades for a smoother-running saw.

Must-Have Band Saw Blades10

Three blades will handle just about all your sawing tasks. We'll show you what to look for.

Quartered Bookmatch Veneer12

We'll show you a foolproof technique for creating this traditional veneer pattern.

Auxiliary Router Baseplates14

Get more from your router with a few simple, shop-built baseplates.

Tall Bookcase22

This easy-to-build bookcase has everything you want -- sturdy construction, adjustable shelves, modular design, and classic molding.

Online Extras

Page 22: Materials list

Part (L) was originally listed as Top Cove Sides (1). This was corrected on 5/19/16—it should be: Top Cove Sides (2).

Shop Notebook28

Jewelry Chest30

Sure it looks great, but what you'll really like are all the details that go into building it.

Online Extras

Page 32: Exploded view

The width of piece A - Case Front is printed as 12" but it should be 18"

Page 34: Exploded view

Two errors: 1. Piece K Lid Frame Front/Back length printed as 18 5/8" but should be 18". 2. Piece L Lid Frame Side length printed as 12 5/8" but should be 12".

Page 36: Exploded view

Height of piece S Drawer Back printed as 1 3/4" but should be 1 3/8".

Making Sliding Dovetail Joints41

A strong, locking joint that's also attractive.

Low-Tech Dust Collection42

Eliminate dust without spending a lot of money.

5 Uses for a Combination Square44

Learn shop-tested tips for making the most of this handy layout and setup tool.

Using Gel Stains46

More working time, even color, and great results -- what more could you ask for?

Q & A48

Half-Mortise Locks50

Fine furniture needs the right hardware. Learn how to install this heirloom lock on your project.

Final Details52