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With a prototype complete, Paul begins by discussing the importance of safety regarding issues surrounding making a baby’s cot. Paul walks you through the various stages of layout for the end-frame posts and panels, and provides clear instruction for making the template you need to transfer both shape, angled mortise and straight mortise hole positioning. He then shows how to profile the template using the stop-cut method with the saw, chisel, chisel hammer, spokeshave, rasp, coping saw and file. To lay out the post for shaping and mortising, Paul takes you step-by-step through the processes he’s used throughout his life as a furniture maker.
Important: Baby safety is a very important issue and many countries and regions have rules on how to keep babies safe. In building this cot we read through our own country’s guidance on this and we have done our best to interpret it and follow it. However, if you build a cot you should do your own research and make sure you follow the relevant guidance. This guidance changes regularly and differs from one place to another. Please do not follow what we have shown without checking it for yourself. The instruction we give should only be used as a starting point for the construction method. Setup, configuration and measurements of the cot you make should be checked to ensure that they are compliant with the guidance relevant to you.