1. I really enjoyed this project as it has so many applications. I wanted to mention something or provide some feedback on the videos that I think many may have the same opinion.

    When you make a small joke, add humor or tell a story about when you where a boy learning to woodwork, it really adds a whole new level to the video experience for me. It’s something that I very much look forward too and really enjoy. I can’t really explain why those videos connect with me more, but they just do.

    Thanks again for all the great projects.


  2. Thanks for showing us in such a precise step by step the mounting of the four sides.
    Things seem to be evident at first. One thinks to have understood it all but especially the offsetting of the plane brings us , once more, much deeper into the matter.
    I like very much to take the time to follow every detail of it, free from any stressy time-laps.


  3. It never would have occurred to me to offset the plane iron – it’s brilliant. Not only that but planing the first two edges flush before progressing the next mitres. It’s all those little tricks that makes for such accurate and refined work. Thanks a million

  4. I want to make this solely so that I have a reason to make long beautiful shavings like that. Most of my projects are small so seeing them flow off of the plane like that is a rare treat.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Loved the design of the legs on this table, straight to the point and super strong.
    I suggest that anyone using a miter box like this one be sure to set it up so that your not trying to saw cross handed like Paul did and also add a support for the long end of the board so you can concentrate on making a clean cut. Paul gets away with it because of his superior sawing skills but make it easy on yourself and avoid crossing your hands.
    Many thanks to Paul and crew for the Assembly Table series, well done as always.

  6. Good series – question about a comment made in the video. When the two edges came together and there was a small overhang where one edge stuck further out than the other Paul said it was probably just due to a slight variance in thickness of the trim.

    Question is how would one resolve that issue? Would it be better to take a few shavings before assembled near that corner and feather that edge into the end or wait until it is attached and plane it down a bit then?

  7. Unless permanently assembled I think these joints would be adversely affected by expansion and contraction (either too tight or too loose) coupled with whatever cupping that may occur. Would some class of a tusk tenon or wedged arrangement where to wedge could be removed if taking the table apart be better.

  8. My tabletop will be edge-glued oak, perhaps with a draw-bore M&T in a very similar fashion as Paul’s Breadboard-end cutting board. If the tabletop is like that, instead of plywood, is it still okay to use screws to attach the tabletop?

    1. If you use the breadboard ends, that should help to constrain the movement that will happen. There will be more movement with oak than with ply, so it is hard to say for definite, but screws should work fine.
      Best, Phil

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