In this video, Paul shows how to make your own handles that can be used for drawer pulls. They are fixed into the front of the drawer using a tenon and then wedged and glued to hold them firm. This design and the techniques can be adjusted to make all types of handles.
The final episode in the tool chest series! In this epic episode, Paul shows us how to glue up the drawer, fits the plywood draw bottom and fit the drawers to the box. He also shows us how to fit some beading inside the top of the box, using a poor man’s mitre box, and various methods of fixing. All that’s left then is a few finishing touches such as the stay and handles.
In this episode, Paul shows us how to construct the housing joint with through tenon for the back corners of the drawers. He also does the initial fitting and grooving of the drawers, in preparation for gluing up.
In this episode, Paul demonstrates cutting the half-blind dovetail joints for the front corners of the drawer. This technique is one that is nearly universal in making drawers and hides the joint when viewing the drawer from the front.
In the episode, Paul shows how to fit and recess the hinges on the box. He tells us what to look out for when using brass hinges, and how to line up the top and bottom of the box when fitting them.
In this episode, Paul shows us how to accurately saw our boxes into two sections. He then shows us how to plane the edges of the top and bottom so that the chest will close snuggly. Difficult grain? See several ways of dealing with it.
In this week’s episode, Paul shows how to glue on the top of the chest and glue and screw on the bottom, including how to recess the screws. He also shows what to do if we have twist or cupping in our chest.
In this episode, Paul shows how to pare down the corners and plane and scrape the outside of the box. He then planes the top and bottom edges to prepare them for the gluing on of the top and bottom frames. He finishes off by marking the box ready for sawing it into two parts.
In this episode, Paul finishes off the bottom frame. He removes the haunches, surface planes and scrapes the frame surfaces and creates the round overs on the edges. This process is the same for the top frame.
In this episode Paul assembles the top frame with it’s two raised panels and shares some tips on safe assembly. Paul also glues and clamps the assembly.