Issue # 203 Table of Contents
Shop Project: Shop-In-A-Box - Compact Tool Storage|
Got tools and stuff all over the workshop? Round it all up, get it organized, and make it mobile with this simple-to-build project. For about $165 in materials, build this accommodating cabinet to store a small-shop's worth of tools, hardware, and supplies.
Pocket-Hole Jig Organizer & Base
Drawer-Slide Mounting Made Easy
Shop Plan: How to Build Cabinets the Quick-and-Easy Way
Shop Test: Oscillating Multi-Function Tools
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Joinery: Making the Most of DowelsDead-on dowel joints are much easier to make than mortise-and-tenon joints and a lot stronger than biscuits.
Using only basic tools and careful layout, you can assemble dowel joints that rival the strength of mortise-and-tenon joinery, and in less than half the time. In fact, dowels beef up nearly any end-to-end, edge-to-face, and mitered joint ...
Small-Scale, Affordable Spray FinishingAirbrushes and touch-up sprayers provide simple, low-cost ways to spray.
If you've given up on the idea of spray-finishing projects because you think it's too messay, too complicated, and too costly for your small and medium-size projects, maybe you're thinking too big ...
You'll need a small chainsaw, a lathe of any size, a bench grinder (preferably with a sharpening jig), a four-jaw chuck with center screw, a live center, 1/2" bowl gouge a parting tool, and thickness calipers ...
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