Table of Contents
Tips & Techniques5
Shellac: Foolproof Finish10
- Page 11: Shellac mixing chart
On the 2lb. cut line, instead of 6 ounces shellac flakes for 1 quart, it should be 8 ounces shellac flakes for 1 quart.
Molding at the Router Table12
Low-Cost, Discount Tools14
The item numbers and prices
included in this article were current
at the time of publication. To
find your nearest Harbor Freight store, go to harborfreight.com.
It’s tough to find a convenient storage place for small items.
This compact valet keeps your wallet, phone, and other
essentials close at hand on the top of any surface.
The valet was finished with a
coat of oil followed by two coats
of spray lacquer.
Spokeshaves are great for smoothing and shaping curves
quickly and easily. Best of all, in one afternoon you can build a
pair for handling both inside and outside curves.
- Page 25: Figure 3
In detail 3b, we show Part B positioned incorrectly on the sled. The angle shown as 60° should be 30° and the bottom of the front body should be facing up and towards the back of the saw, not up and towards the front of the saw as shown. In Figure 3, the angle of the sled at the back edge is incorrect, also.
The spokeshaves were finished
with a couple of coats of a wipe-on
Pet Feeding Center28
Pets have the same needs we do — a place for their stuff. This
cabinet provides the solution to keeping all your pet’s things
organized and out of sight, yet easy to find.
- Page 32: Text, first paragraph
In the printed issue, the second sentence says, "The two drawers use a simple locking rabbet construction technique." It should say, "The two drawers use a simple tongue and dado construction technique."
- Page 33: Text, 'Two Drawers' section
In the first paragraph under the "Two Drawers" header, the second sentence reads, "As I said earlier, they're made using locking rabbet joints at the front and rear." It should say, "As I said earlier, they're made using tongue and dado joints at the front and rear."
The food and water bowls for the
pet feeding center can be found
at most pet supply stores, while
the Rubbermaid bin, shelf pins,
and knobs are available at many
retail and home centers.
The lid and knobs were sprayed
with a couple coats of lacquer. The
rest of the project was painted
with Benjamin Moore Aura Eggshell
“Dusty Cornflower” #CSP-605.
Shaping & Smoothing Station34
Add-on accessories are the key to turning this shop-built machine
into a multi-purpose center for shaping, sanding, and more.
The sanding station was painted
with Rust-Oleum’s gray “hammered
A smooth leather top and eye-catching hardware, along with
solid-wood frame and plywood panel construction, are great
reasons to put this desk front and center in any home office.
- Page 59: Illustration
A part on the right-hand side is listed as being 5/16” -20 hex head bolt. It should be 5/16”-18 hex head bolt.
The desk was stained with a mixture
of three parts Zar cherry stain
and one part Wood Kote Jel'd stain
(cherry). Then it was sprayed
with two coats of lacquer.
Frame & Panel Joinery54
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Amana Bits … 55432
Tips & Tricks for Routing Small56
Creative Uses for Inserts58
Mortises: Good to Great!60
Secrets for Cleaner Cuts62