Baby’s Cot: Episode 3

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Laying out, cutting and fitting the end frame top and bottom rail tenons. In this episode Paul shows how he guarantees exactness to the layout of the tenons using the square, knife and knifewalls for establishing the position of all of the shoulderlines at once. He uses the mortise gauge to position the tenons and then cuts the tenons using the tenon saw.

With the tenons roughed to size, Paul walks you through the stages of fitting the tenon to its specific mortise using the router to finesse the exact fit needed for solid joinery. The important element in this particular stage is preparing the top rail, with its angled presentation, to receive a fully aligned groove with those in the posts. Patience leads to perfected work and Paul shows how important this is in the critical juncture of these panelled end frames.

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