Table of Contents
Tips & Techniques4
Strong & Sturdy Assemblies8
Knock-down fasteners are a fast and easy way to build a project. Take a look at our favorites.
The #1 Overlooked Tool10
We'll show you why the jig saw is an indispensable tool for every shop.
Work Sharp Accessories12
New add-ons make this easy-to-use sharpening system even more versatile.
Work Sharp 3000 … 25384
Wide Blade Attachment … 24706
Tool Bar Attachment … 45436
Smooth, straight, flat stock is one key to a great project. Here's where a planer fits in.
Two-in-One Cutting Board16
This beautiful cutting board holds a secret. Below the worksurface is a handy storage drawer that you can custom-fit for your set of kitchen knives.
The cutting board was finished with a coat of butcher block oil.
Grandpa's Tool Chest20
This classic, old-school tool chest is still a great way to keep all your prized hand tools safe and secure. The bonus is that basic joinery makes it a quick and easy build.
- Horton Brasses
1 1/2" Finish Nails … N-5
1 1/2" Headless Cut Brads
1" Headless Cut Brads
Butt Hinges … PB-409
Keyhole Escutcheon … FE-6
Lock … LK-6
Chest Lifts … H-558L
The tool chest was finished with three coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell wiping varnish.
- Page 27: Main illustration
The 1 1/32 dimension needs to be 1 1/16; the 25/32 number should change to 13/16.
- Page 27: Detail 'a'
The 13/16 dimension should be 1.
Inspired by the massive benches used by Shaker craftsmen, our scaled-down version gives you all the desirable features suited to your shop: rock-solid construction, an ample worksurface, handy ways to secure a workpiece, and an easy-access storage cabinet.
- Page 36: Main illustration
The height of part O (Tail Vise Top Block) should be 1 3/4", not 3 3/4" as originally printed. (The dimensions are correct on the materials list and cutting diagram on page 41.)
- Page 31: Text, last paragraph
The last paragraph on page 31 contains a sentence that begins "Then I drilled holes...". That sentence and the following are not quite accurate. They should read this way: "Then I drilled holes in the vise leg for the vise screws. On the front side, the vise screw hole needs to be counterbored for the knurled knob."
- Page 30: Middle drawing, Drilling Bolt Holes
The drawing shows drilling a hole through the wrong mortise. The workpiece needs to be rotated 90° and drilled through the smaller mortise. Detail drawing "c" on the same page shows the right orientation.
- Page 32: Main illustration
The main illustration shows 3/8"-dia. x 3"-long walnut dowels. The note in the illustration says "Drill 3/8"-dia. x 2-1/2"-deep hole for dowel pins after assembly." Since the dowel pins sit 1/16" proud of the surface, the note should instead read "Drill 3/8"-dia. x 2-15/16"-deep hole for dowel pins after assembly."
- Page 34: Detail 'b'
The length of the upper notched section should be measured to the bottom of the radius, not the top.
- Page 37: Figure 6
Figure 6 shows that the Guide Rail End (S) should be attached 2" from the near end of the Tail Vise Front Block (P). That is incorrect. The actual distance should be 1 3/4".
The bench was finished with two
coats of General Finishes Seal-A Cell wiping varnish. Paste wax
was also applied to the benchtop.
Workbench Storage Cabinet & Shelf42
Learn about the right products for tackling the unpleasant chore of stripping a finish.
Shop-Made Spinner Catches48
These traditional door catches are easy to make and adapt to a range of uses.