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Tips & Techniques4

Page 5: Drill Dock

The callout and note give a bevel angle of 30 degrees, but the correct angle and that depicted in the art is 45 degrees.

Page 7: Acute Angle Miter Jig

The short leg should be 16 5/8" and the base measurement should be 28 5/8".


The king of cabinet woods might be the best choice for your next project.

Choosing an Air Compressor10

Every shop can benefit from air power. Learn how to find a compressor to fit your needs.

Page 11: Photo, upper right corner

The DeVilbiss 20-gallon, 5hp, single-stage oil-lubricated compressor shown in the photo is no longer manufactured.

5 Handy Tool Holders12

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to add storage to your shop, we have the answer.

Cutting Small Parts14

Think the table saw is too big for the job? All it takes is the right approach.

3 Small Gift Projects16

I don't know what's more intriguing, the eye-catching look of these projects or the unique techniques used to make them. Why don't you take a look and decide for yourself.

Folding Table24

A compact table that doubles in size with next to no effort -- who couldn't use that? But let'snot overlook the classic Craftsman design and the stylish two-tone finish.

Page 26: Detail B Illustration

The groove for the Z-clips that hold the table top should be 3/8" from the top edge of the rail; not 1/4" as originally shown.

Shop Notebook32

Jewelry Chest34

This beautiful chest has everything you could want in a project and more. Loads of versatile storage, a truly unique design, and the chance to learn a new trick or two.

Online Extras

Page 51: Sources

The Brass Hinges are no longer available from Van Dyke Restorers. Rockler sells a very similar narrow cabinet hinge, item nr. 32908.

Page 36: Illustration detail b

The drawer runner dado width should be 1/4", not 3/8" as originally printed.

Page 37: Main illustration

The dowels used to join the case top and bottom to the sides and back should be 1/4"dia. by 3/4" to match the depths specified for the holes. As originally printed, they are called out as 1/4" dia. by 3/4". (They are also incorrectly listed as being 1 1/4" long on the materials list on p. 42.)

Page 42: Materials, Supplies & Cutting Diagram

The fluted dowels (used to assemble the case) should be 1/4" dia. by 3/4" long. They are incorrectly listed as being 1 1/8" long. (The same error appears in the main illustration on page 37).

Page 35: Exploded view drawing

The exploded view drawing incorrectly shows drawer construction using tongue and dado joinery. The drawers were actually built using regular rabbet joinery as shown in the Top Section View on the same page. There is also a callout on the exploded view that should state: "Drawers constructed using rabbet joinery."

Router Table Secrets44

Two simple techniques that are guaranteed to make your router table more productive.

Using Water-Based Dye46

This easy-to-use stain produces vibrant color that lets the wood show through.

Making Curved Parts48

The trick is to match the method to the project. Here's what you need to know.