Article Index

Smart Shop Uses for Your Smartphone

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 72

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You're probably already using your smartphone in the shop to look up articles, watch videos, and even shop for supplies. But you've only (ahem) tapped the surface. Here are tips for getting the most out of your mobile device.

Nailer Station

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 68

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Organize your nail guns—pneumatic and battery-powered—with this easy-to-build-cabinet. There's storage for nails and accessories, too.

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Simple steps paint a picture of well-loved furniture. You can age the wood or age the finish, so considerbthe look you want, then use one or more of these techniques.

Convertible Crib

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 56

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This bed adapts to a growing child's needs. When the child is old enough, swap the front crib panel for the toddler panel, which allows the little one to get in and out on their own while preventing accidnetal roll-out.

Gotta-have Router Accessories

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 50

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Get more capability, accuracy, and repeatability from your handheld and table-mounted routers with these tools and jigs tested and proven in the WOOD® magazine shop.

Arts & Crafts Hall Cabinet

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 44

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This raised-top cabinet features a simplified spin on typical frame-and-panel constrcution. Rather than rails captured between stiles they chase each other, pinwheel-fashion, around the panel. Although different lengths, rails and stiles are machined the same.


Woodworkers often ask us why their projects don't look quite as good as the ones in the magazine: The difference often lies in selection and placement of the wood's figure.

Bench Vises

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 36

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Here's a rundown of the different types of vises, and which one or two would be best for your workshop.

Collapsible Grill Table

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 30

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Build this sturdy, easy-to-stow sidekick for great outdoor cooking.

Fast Fixes for Dinged Edges

September 2018 | Issue 255 | Page: 28

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It's happened to all of us: dinging a drawer edge or crushing a cabinet corner. These techniques will salvage even big goofs, saving you time, energy, and money.