Bookshelves: Episode 10

In this final episode of the series it’s time to glue up the back frame and then attach it to the main bookshelf. Paul takes us through the process step by step and shows how to go about clamping it up.

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Bookshelves: Episode 9

In this penultimate episode, Paul does a dry run of the back frame, and then cuts and fits the tongue and groove panels. Once this is done, he planes the frame joint lines, and places on the main bookcase to mark out the refinements on the back frame.

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Bookshelves: Episode 8

In this episode, Paul shows the layout for the mortices on the cross rails. He then demonstrates various options for grooving the back frame to receive the tongue and groove boards and finishes by cutting the tenons and mortices.

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Bookshelves: Episode 7

Paul starts off this episode by fitting the dividers and gluing them in place. He then goes through the process of planing the back of the bookshelf in preparation for laying out the back frame.

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Bookshelves: Episode 6

Paul takes us through a dry run, and then shows us how to fit optional dividers for the shelves. He then glues up and clamps the bookcase, showing what to keep an eye on. Next week we will start on the back frame.

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Bookshelves: Episode 4

In this episode, Paul shows us how to do the round-over on the three edges of the top piece with the No. 4 plane. You use the same technique to put the bullnose on the front of the shelves. He also cuts the mortice holes for the cross pieces.

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Bookshelves: Episode 3

In this episode, Paul cuts the taper on the bookshelf sides and cuts the recess for the toe board. He then shows how to mark and and cut the step on the shelves to fit in the stepped housing dado.

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Bookshelves: Episode 2

In this video, Paul shows us how to fit the side panels to the housings dadoes in the top. He then lays out the side panels and takes us through the methods used to cut the stopped housing dadoes.

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Bookshelves: Episode 1

In this episode, Paul walks us through the selection, cutting and planing of stock. He then marks out and chops the stopped housing dado joints on the top piece of the bookshelves using a few different techniques.

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