This is the first time Paul has taught how to establish a fielded surface to a panel or lid via video and there are several techniques he uses in this small organiser that he hasn’t used elsewhere in his video output. Watching the technique in video with a thorough explanation alongside will be very instructional.

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Making smaller projects like this one can elevate the demand for precise handwork. The box must be made to exacting tolerances, so Paul takes you one step at a time to show how he works to that end.

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Paul carefully takes you through the steps of marking, gluing, wedging and trimming off the legs. A second issue is to cut them to an exact length to eliminate any unevenness.

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In this episode, Paul cuts the hand hole scallops, attaches the bearers to the tops and bores the holes for the legs.

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In this episode, Paul runs through making and shaping this laminated bearer out of three pieces of long-grain wood with multiple cross-grain pieces inserted in the middle.

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Introducing the Handy Stool, a versatile piece which includes laminated underbearers and handcrafted, octagonal, cross-wedged legs.

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Paul has been using the fillister plane for over 50 years because of its versatility, compactness and reliable neatness. In this video Paul gives you a detailed look at the plane’s mechanics and efficiency when rebating.

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The Bullnose plane is not a tool which would be classed as an ‘essential’, but it is certainly one which is worthy of an honourable mention.

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