Paul lays out the sliding dovetail, then he cuts down to exact depth. Then the housing dado is cut before the joint is carefully adjusted for an exact fit.
This multi-functional clothes airer starts with the layout of one of the key joints. The foot joint features a sliding dovetail with housing dado, and the first step is to remove the middle section that will slide over the foot.
Description This clothes airer is designed to build skill and teach two new joints; a wedged round tenon combined with a stopped housing dado and a sliding dovetail with housing dado. Paul introduces the optional use of a bandsaw alongside the predominance of hand tools to make this handy project. Tool List Knife Square Combination […]
Paul shows how to make the hinge brackets for the lid and then fits a hinge rail to the main carcass. Once the lid has been fitted, the finish is applied and the project rounded out.
With the top glued up, the haunches can be removed, the corners shaped and the surfaces planed. Then a handle is fitted and shaped, the plywood nubs planed flush and the bottom of the bin cut to size and fitted.
We’re ready for the lid which has similar joinery to the carcass. Paul goes over the layout of the frame corner joinery. Then, once the grooves are ploughed and mortise and tenons cut, the ply tenons and lid mortises are cut and it’s ready for glue up.
In preparation for the glue up, there is some cleaning up, shaping and internal finishing to do. Then the frame is glued up in several phases to make it more manageable.
Once the wedges are cut and planed flush, the drawer is planed post glue up and fit to the recess…