• Wayne,
    Tyically this joint is made with a table saw.
    Tage Frid shows how for three versions in vol. 1 of Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking.
    The video uses a specialty 1/4 inch dado plane from
    HNT Gordon at $420.00 Au.
    Making this as you describe using a regular plow plane is likelyto be difficult as yuo disco vered

  • Craig commented on the video, Workbench: Episode 9 2 weeks ago

    Veritas inset vise.

    Easy installation, works very well.

  • Craig replied to the topic Sliding Lid Box in the forum Projects 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Probably easier for beginners to plow the through groove rather than a stopped one.
    Other than that…your choice.

  • Craig replied to the topic Painting a bookcase in the forum Finishing 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    My bad. Since you used the term Alkyd, I was assuming a solvent based paint/ primer….should have checked the product first.
    Skip the white china part. And the fans.
    Keep the thinning and testing the brushout and self leveling.
    Penetrol would not be suitable for a waterbased material. Consider Floetrol.

  • Justin,
    Small project=small brush
    Big project=big brush
    Really big project= sprayer

  • Craig replied to the topic Painting a bookcase in the forum Finishing 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This will probably elicit lots of strong opinions, so here’s mine.
    1. Sand with the 150 grit, vac and tack rag the surface.
    2. Sand with the 220 grit, vac and tack rag.
    3. Skip the Shellac
    4. Both the primer and paint are going to be too viscous to use directly from the can.
    5. Thin both with the solvent listed for cleanup (probably…[Read more]

  • Mick,
    Having collected over the years a shop full of machines (which I use for the purpose you specified), I would recommend the following:
    Not a table saw. Sturdy cabinet saws are expensive, require a large footprint, generate lots of dust and are dangerous. Probably the most dangerous machine in the shop IMHO. There’s more to be said, but I’ll…[Read more]

  • Ed,
    You’ve gotten a lot of great responses to your question.
    This isn’t the first time the issue has come up and in an effort to get a more definitive answer, I posed the question to Ashely Iles directly thru their website.
    This is their response:

    “Dear Mr Gates

    Thank you for your email with my limited experience of wood working I would think…[Read more]

  • Guys,
    Sorry about the poor links.
    Lets try this:


  • Harold,
    I don’t know what tape Paul is using.
    I’ve been using a double sided tape from Intertape Polymer Group (IPG).
    They offer a large number of tapes.
    Their #591 works well.
    link to…[Read more]

  • Don,
    Nearly all manufacturers maintain a tech service/applications staff to answer questions.
    Easily found under “contact us” on their web page.
    I called. Thus:

    The Water Seal and the Multipurpose products can be topcoated with an oil based paint after 48 hrs drying.
    These are both clear products with Mineral Spirits as the solvent.
    To top coat…[Read more]

  • Craig posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Pauls article from PW.
    Scroll down to Dec 2006 for the pdf

    Magazine Extras


  • Found it:

    I’m not sure this is true for all the projects.

  • David,
    Phil answered this in another thread, but I can”t find it right now.
    Paul uses machines to prepare the stock close to finished size and then planes all the surfaces by hand to finish.

  • Shea,
    What is a #8 scraper?
    Paul is sharpening a #80 scraper.
    You could definately use this guide for a card scraper if the slot were cut 90* to the surface.

  • Craig commented on the video, Dovetail Boxes: Episode 1 4 months ago

    Those dimensions are not too large at all.
    Keep in mind that you’ll need to add 2x the thickness of your stock to the length of the sides and ends to finish out at the required inside dimensions (but you […]

  • Iain,
    This might help:

    Buy this as a saw kit

    I generally sharpen the first inch or so with a very relaxed rake, say 20 to 30 deg.
    This along with a very light touch helps in starting.
    Most new saws and even freshly sharpened ones seem to me to be pretty “grabby”.
    This may seem daunting now but in a very short…[Read more]

  • Load More