Baby’s Cot: Episode 7

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In this episode, starting with the top to bottom rails, Paul takes you through placing the slats into the rails by cutting to size small pieces of wood to sit in between each slat. After piecing the slats together with the rail, Paul is then able to establish the measurement for the upright and the exact position of the mortise hole. Paul then continues to cut the upper rail tenon with his dovetail saw and then walks through how to cut the mortise hole in the long frame.

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  1. Bill Hall on 6 February 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I guess I don’t understand the purpose of the angled tenon….can someone explain?

    • allaninoz on 7 February 2019 at 10:21 am

      I think all will be explained when the ends are fixed on. You are getting the maximum sized tenon and maintaining as much “meat” on the end of the mortise. I imagine that a normal haunched tenon would suffice but we wouldn’t learn something new 🙂

    • Izzy BergerTeam Member on 13 February 2019 at 8:43 am

      Hi Bill,

      Paul says:

      I felt that a parallel tenon would have been weaker on the mortise and by angling the mortise hole together with the tenon I retained the integrity of the joint.

      Kind Regards,

  2. dpaul on 6 February 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I actually do enjoy watching things happen, like the slats all falling out. It’s real 🙂

  3. Edouard Poitras on 9 February 2019 at 7:14 am

    I thank you for showing the humor in all the balusters falling out, it shows that nothing in woodworking has to be taken that seriously.
    About the adjusting of the router plane, I have noticed that same stickiness on my Veritas plane. The plane blade gets hung up due to the collar not releasing the blade in a straight manner. I found the collar must be wiggled a bit to get the blade to release its grip and move to the adjusted position.

  4. Don Loveless Jr on 15 February 2019 at 11:57 pm

    It looks like the rail was starting to split out at 33:10-33:20.

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