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Table of Contents

Tips & Techniques5

Polyurethane Finish10

Router Table Setup Secrets12

New Gear & Gadgets14

  • Rockwell Tools
    Vibrafree SanderRK4248K
  • Infinity Cutting Tools
    Setup Blocks100-075
  • MicroJig
    Dado StopDS-333
  • T-Clamps
  • Kreg Tool
    Drawer Slide JigKHI-SLIDE

Custom Molding Made Easy16

Smartphone Amplifier18

The music coming out of a smartphone’s speaker isn’t the greatest. This quick and easy project gives the speaker a boost and ensures that your tunes are heard loud and clear.

Online Extras

Threaded Lid Canisters30

Wood canisters have been used for generations for all types of storage. The threaded lid is a great way to secure the contents inside without using any hardware.

  • Page 232: Figure 1, Detail 'a'
    In Figure 1, detail 'a', the callout states, "Tilt blade 12°". It should state, "Tilt blade 18°".

The three canisters shown on page 30 were made with contrasting materials: (front to back) maple/padauk, walnut/padauk, and maple/bocote. The cork applied to the bottom was purchased at a hobby store.

Adjustable Desk34

Whether you’re sitting or standing, adjusting the top of this desk is a snap. Plus, shop-built hardware keeps the surface of the desk rock solid during use.

  • Page 39: Detail 'c'
    In detail 'c', the three-inch dimension on the Narrow Top Panel should be above the mortise.

The adjustable desk was finished with three coats of lacquer.

Craftsman-Style Tool Cabinet42

This classic tool cabinet features great looks and top-notch storage. But it’s the woodworking techniques you’ll learn while building it that will stand the test of time.

The tool cabinet was finished with two coats of General Finishes Oil & Urethane Topcoat in semigloss, applied with a brush.

Track Saw Ripping Techniques56

Small Shop Workflow60

Tough Cuts Made Easy62

Shop Notes64