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Tips & Techniques4

Maximizing Dust Collection8

The PVC pipe and fittings are available at home centers. The black plastic fittings, blast gates, and remote can be found at Rockler, Lee Valley, or Woodcraft.

Using a Dremel Fortiflex10

  • Home Depot
    Fortiflex Kit9100-21

Router Table Box Joints14

  • Page 14: Main illustration
    The 2-inch dimension on the Front Fence should actually be 1 1/2"

Box-Jointed Picture Frames17

Feature your favorite photographs or prized art in a set of great-looking picture frames. The simple design and joinery makes them an easy-to-build weekend project.

The picture frames were stained with one coat of General Finishes Java gel stain. Then two coats of lacquer were applied.

4-Square Coffee Table20

The look and modular design of this coffee table make it a versatile piece. But it’s the unique construction techniques that will provide the woodworking challenges.

  • Page 27: Text, third to last paragraph
    The word "bit" should be "blade" in the third to last paragraph on page 27.

The cherry components of the coffee table were stained with a mixture of two parts Zar Cherry stain and one part Woodkote Cherry Jel’d stain. Then the entire table was sprayed with two coats of lacquer finish.

Shop Notebook28

Cabinet on Stand30

This classic project will test your skills. But it’s the stylish design that friends and family will talk about. And solid-wood construction means it will last for generations.

The mahogany portions of the cabinet were stained with a mixture of two parts Zar Cherry stain and one part Woodkote Cherry Jel’d stain. The knobs were stained with General Finishes Java gel stain. Then the entire cabinet was sprayed with two coats of lacquer finish.

Spraying a Foolproof Finish42

Router Guide Bushings44

Router guide bushings are available individually or in kits from a number of the woodworking suppliers listed on the right. The Whiteside Precision Guide Bushings mentioned in the article were purchased from Woodcraft. Item numbers vary based on the diameter of the bushing.

The Versatile Block Plane46

The Stanley block plane is available from most of the online retailers. Lie-Nielsen planes are available directly from the manufacturer. Veritas planes are sold by Lee Valley.

Layout Tips & Tricks48

Q & A50