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Tips & Techniques4

Glue Line Rip Blades8

A new generation of rip blades delivers smooth, swirl-free cuts -- without sacrificing speed.

Roundover Bits10

Learn how to make a variety of profiles using nothing more than a couple of roundover bits.

Plywood on the Table Saw12

Here are some shop-tested strategies for handling large sheets of plywood on your table saw.

Low-Cost Veneering14

This inexpensive vacuum bag system will give you perfect veneering results every time.

Routed Bowls16

Create uniquely shaped bowls with your router? You bet. And you'll be surprised at just how fast and easy the technique is.

Online Extras

Page 21: Left Illustration

The left drawing for the "Large Round Bowl" neglects to include the width of the stave sections. That dimension is 2"

Classic Modular Bookcase22

Start with a basic case. Then expand the design by building additional units and customize them with options to suit your storage needs.

Page 31: Cutting diagram

In the cutting diagram for the optional door and drawers at the bottom of the page, parts "H" and "I" are reversed.

Page 29: Illustration

Clarification: The callouts for parts K and L only show the length. Part K is 3/8" x 3/8" - 17 7/8" and part L is 3/8" x 3/8" x 2 7/8".

Page 49: Magnetic Catch part number

The part number for the magnetic catch is 01L05.20 (not 00S16.01 as originally printed).

Page 31: Cutting Diagram

Item J (Drawer Front Panels) should read (2) 1/4 ply. - 3 5/8" x 18 5/8" (not 11 5/8" as originally printed.)

Page 31: Materials & Supplies List

The lengths of parts H and I are reversed. (They are shown correctly in the cutting diagram).

Page 31: Cutting Diagram

Multiple corrections to cutting diagram: (1) The half sheet of plywood that is used for part E should be labeled as 1/4" - 48" x 48". (2) Only two part N pieces are shown on the diagram, but there should be four. The materials list is correct. (3) The diagram correctly shows three part Ps at 11 3/4", but also shows two more pieces labeled as P which are considerably longer. Those two pieces should be labeled as part Q. (4) Parts C and D should be cut from poplar rather than oak as illustrated (for cost savings only). (5) In the Optional Door and Drawer Materials, Supplies, & Cutting Diagram, parts K and L should both be 3/8" x 3/8".

Page 25: Illustration

Part N (shelf) and part O (shelf edging) should be 21 3/8", not 21 1/2" as printed. (The cutting diagram on p. 31 is correct.)

Page 24: Shelf Pin Hole Layout Illustration

The 2 1/4" dimension (the distance between the shelf edge and the shelf pin holes) should be changed to 1 3/4". The callout that says Front edge should say Back edge.

Page 27: Main illustration

On Part Z (Face Rail), the art should indicate a 1/2" cove profile, not a roundover profile as originally printed. (The text correctly refers to it as a cove profile.)

Shop Notebook32

Five-Drawer Desk34

Sure, this elegant-looking desk stands out from the crowd. But you'll appreciate its straightforward construction and skill-building details.

Page 42: Illustration detail a.

The depth of the dado in the How-To: Dado box should be 3/16" to match detail 'b' at the top of the same page

Page 43: Cutting Diagram

Two Corrections: (1) The dimensions for part D (End case drawer runner) and part H (Center case drawer runner) should be 3/4" x 1/2", not 3/4" x 9/16" as printed. (The same measurement appears on page 36, detail a.) (2) The diagram for the 1/4" maple plywood should be 48" x 48", and there should be four each of part X.

Page 37: Illustration detail a

The dimension for the location of the drawer runner in detail 'a' on page 37 should be 1-5/16", not the 1-7/16" shown. The drawer runner location is identical for all of the drawers.

Page 36: Illustration detail a, front section view

The dimensions of part D (End case drawer runner) should be 3/4" x 1/2", not 3/4" x 9/16" as printed. (The same measurement is found in the cutting diagram on page 43.)

5 Simple Shop Organizers44

Pick up a few handy ways to keep small tools, bits, and accessories within easy reach.

Perfect Aerosol Finishes46

You don't need expensive equipment to get top-notch spray finishes -- just the right techniques.

Q & A48

Techniques for Making Legs50

Table and desk legs are always on display. Here's how to make them look their best.

Final Details52