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In this episode Paul lays out and shapes the cambered top rail of the cot end frames. He uses his #4 plane converted to a scrub plane followed by a #4 smoothing plane and a #5 jack plane. Paul develops two bevelled surfaces to register the plough plane to for cutting the grooves for the plywood panel. The complex bevels are simplified as Paul walks you step by step through the process. Paul has developed his own technique for cutting and fitting veneered plywood panels using hand tools that ensure a perfect fit. This episode culminates with a completed dry fit and rehearsal in readiness for the final glue up.
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.