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Baby’s Cot

Baby’s Cot: Episode 9

In this episode, Paul starts by creating grooves into the top piece of the bottom frame using the plane. Once this is done Paul then demonstrates how to miter the ends of the wood in order to fit snug with the other strips of wood.

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 8

In this episode, Paul demonstrates how to measure and cut the slats of the cot. After configuring the slats and numbering each one, it’s time to fit the slats into the rails.

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 7

In this episode, starting with the top to bottom rails, Paul takes you through placing the slats into the rails by cutting to size small pieces of wood to sit in between each slat.

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 6

After finishing the end frames of the cot, Paul moves on to create the grooves along the long pieces using the plough plane. Paul takes you through the process whilst troubleshooting a slight problem he incurs with the plane. Once the grooves have been cut, Paul moves on to cutting the tenons for the long rails which then fit into the mortise holes within the front and back frames.

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 5

In this episode Paul lays out the mortise holes for the long front and back frames in the end frame posts. Paul chops the shallow mortises, using the router plane to finalise the depths, and discusses the need to work as accurately as possible…

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 4

In this episode Paul lays out and shapes the cambered top rail of the cot end frames. Paul has developed his own technique for cutting and fitting veneered plywood panels using hand tools that ensure a perfect fit. This episode culminates with a completed dry fit and rehearsal in readiness for the final glue up.

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 2

In this episode, Paul talks you through each step of making the mortise holes for the end frame panels. He shows the methods he uses to plow out the stopped grooves to receive the panelling. Aligning the grooves to align with the mortise positioning is an important element…

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Baby’s Cot: Episode 1

With a prototype complete, Paul begins by discussing the importance of safety regarding issues surrounding making a baby’s cot…

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