Sellers Home Dining Table: Episode 7

In this episode, we sharpen planes and spokeshaves to get the crispness we need when we are shaping the legs of the table. Lots of techniques to learn from using the hand tools, but also what’s important throughout is reading the grain to take advantage of every cut you make.

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Sellers Home Dining Table: Episode 6

It’s not too often you get to follow a whole tabletop this size being trued up with planes only, and Paul used a variety of planes to do this. These are methods Paul has developed alongside the use of his poor-man’s scrub planes in a converted #4 smoothing plane and #78 rebate plane for scrub-plane work.

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Sellers Home Dining Table: Episode 5

The next stage is to prepare the tabletop boards by edge jointing with the bench plane and, Paul walks you through elements that will make the passage easier for you. Paul kept in the awkward bits to show how he dealt with them.

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Sellers Home Dining Table: Episode 2

The much-misunderstood area of any project after you have visited the timber yard and selected your wood is the preparation it takes to change rough-sawn wood into finely dimensioned material ready for the layout, laminating, and so on.

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