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Tips & Techniques4

Steel Wool8

Find out why this tried-and-true tool still deserves a place in your shop.

Measuring Tapes10

Take a look at the innovative features found on the new generation of measuring tapes.

Tips for Installing Knobs & Pulls12

Our best techniques for attaching hardware.

Micro Fence Plunge Base14

Upgrade your trim or palm router for precision plunge routing with this high-tech base.

Book Rack16

This desktop shelf can be built in short order from just a few boards.

Message Center20

With a magnetic chalkboard, writing surface, and storage bin, you'll never miss another event.

Shop Notebook26

Craftsman Sideboard28

Built with solid, mortise and tenon construction, distinctive Craftsman details, and in a perfect size for your home.

Page 30: Expanded view of legs

The lengths of the mortises on piece A, Rear Leg, are missing. Top mortise is 1 3/4" long, middle mortise is 2 1/2" long, and the bottom mortise is 1 1/2" long

Page 31: Illustration at top of page

The location for the angled notch on the rear legs should be 4 1/4" from the top of the leg to the top of the notch. The lower arrow is pointing to the wrong line.

Page 34: Exploded view

A piece is mislabeled. The piece labeled R is really P.

Page 36: Materials & Supplies

Dimensions for Piece A Legs is printed with first two numbers transposed. Printed as 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 – 31 but should be 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 – 31.

Twin Mortise & Tenon38

Learn the secret to this sturdy joint.

The Versatile Biscuit Joiner40

Seven simple techniques for case construction.

Drill Press Accessories44

Accurate holes in less time. All it takes are a few accessories you can build in less than an hour.

Quick & Easy Hybrid Finish46

In finishing, oil and water do mix. And the results are hard to beat.

Q & A48

Attaching a Top50

Here are a few of our favorite ways to hold a table or cabinet top in place.

Final Details52