Terrific Shop Tips
Rookie mistake, veteran solution
While building a small table recently, I realized I'd forgotten to cut a saw kerf inside the apron for the tabletop-mounting clamps. And, the table was small enough that I couldn't fit my biscuit joiner inside to make a slot.
While contemplating my dilemma, I stumbled across some 1/4" shelf supports like the ones shown in the drawing. I drilled holes in the apron as shown, slipped a pin in each hole, then rotated each support into the position shown. Finally, I secured the shelf supports to the tabletop with screws. The technique worked so well, I now use it regularly in my projects.
-- Jason Matthews, Ogden, Utah
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