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Tips & Techniques4

Page 5: Main drawing and Detail a

Main drawing: The stop should be 1 3/16" wide, not 1 1/8" as indicated in the callout. Detail a: The 1/8" dimension at the bottom of the drawing should be 1/16".

Shop Clamps8

Tackling difficult clamping situations is simply a matter of having the right clamp for the job.

Router Table Dust Collection10

Clear the air with one of these simple dust collection strategies for your router table.

Precision Honing Guides12

We compare the features of ten different honing guides to see what each has to offer.

Raised Panels on the Table Saw16

Learn a new technique for creating coved raised panels using only a table saw.

Mail Organizer18

Here's a simple organizer that can be built in a day, doesn't require much in the way of materials, and can be put to use right away.

Trivet Centerpiece20

Contrasting woods, a stylish design, and fine craftsmanship combine to make this trivet centerpiece as attractive as it is practical.

Two-Tier Storage Bench22

This unique bench offers convenient storage as well as a place to sit down. Straightforward construction makes it a snap to build.

Page 23: Exploded view

The side panel on the far right shows a tongue on the front edge that should not be present. The top end of the face frame stile correspondingly shows a groove that should not be there, either.

Page 24: Third drawing, Trim Center Panel Tongue

In order to match the notch cut in the back, the tongue should be trimmed 13 3/8" from the bottom instead of the 13 1/8" as originally printed.

Page 24: Main illustration

In order for the back panel to fit correctly, the bottom panel (C) needs to be slightly narrower than the End Panels (A & B) and Center Panel (D). The bottom should be 15" and not 15 1/4" as printed. (This will affect the materials and supplies list as well.)

Page 29: Materials, Supplies & Cutting Diagram

The dimensions of part C (Bottom Panel) should be 15 x 35, not 15 1/4" as originally printed. (See related correction to page 24).

Shop Notebook30

Tambour Tool Cabinet32

Your favorite hand tools deserve a home that's equally special. The tambour door really makes this tool cabinet stand out from the pack.

Online Extras

Page 34: Drawings

The location of the groove that holds the false back in the case sides was omitted from the drawings. The groove is cut 7" from the front edge. (That's 7" to the front edge of the groove.)

Making Tambour Doors41

Making a tambour door isn't as complicated as it may seem. Here's a step-by-step approach.

Template Routing44

The secret to routing accurate curved grooves is a guide bushing and a shop-made template.

Fast Finish46

This easy-to-use finishing method is quick, looks great, and protects your projects.

Working with Figured Woods48

Figured woods can make your projects stand out. Here are some tips for top-notch results.

Q & A50

Final Details52