1. Hey guys,

    It seems the email which usually is scheduled to go out on a Wednesday went out too early. Sorry about that.

    You don’t have to watch it now but it was cruel to send you a link with no video.

    Next week the video will be posted as normal on a Wednesday.

    Happy Monday!

  2. Another great video Paul and crew, seems like I am all way’s seeing and learning new “tricks of the trade” with each project and episode, Love it.

    I am finishing up a couple Dove Tail Boxes for my Daughter and during the Christmas Holiday break will work with my 7 year old Grandson building a tool tote. Then I am going to start this stool for my bench, can’t wait. Oh yeah there is a cane and walking stick in the mix also.

    And again a nice treat and surprise to get this early, Thank You !


    PS: I will be using my favorite wood The “Borgs” mystery wood LOL.

  3. Paul,
    Could you speak to your bench utility a bit? You made another bench of course. The Roubo is getting a great deal of attention in the woodworking media. Yet, your bench just has a large front vice which seems to work well for you.

    My interest is when I build a new bench for myself that I have the optimum bench for my needs, which is largely hand-work, but with an occasional use of a router.


  4. Hi. I’m going to make a wider bench seat, using this method, with thicker stock for the rails. Just wanted to check if one side of the rail stock needs to ripped on an angle, so the top surface of the rail, when assembled, has full contact with the seat. Or perhaps it’s just as easy to assemble then plane off the square corner of the top rail. I think this is what Paul did. After he did the compound cut on the legs, he gave the top rail a touch with the plane, presumably because the outer edge of the top rail was a touch high.

  5. When trimming the angle tenons to fit the mortise, Is it not necessary to make the cuts all the tenons perpendicular to the shoulder. It’s not clear that Paul has done this

  6. When trimming the angle tenons to fit the mortise, Is it not necessary to make the cuts on the tenons perpendicular to the tenon shoulder. It’s not clear that Paul has done this

    1. that is up to you. Paul angled the mortises to accomodate a straight tenon, but you can also chop the mortise straight and angle the tenon. i think Paul mentions that while he’s chopping the mortises. i just finished glueing up mine yesterday and i used the straight tenon/angled mortise option

      1. Thank you very much
        It would be useful to hear a discussion on the pros and cons of the angle mortise versus the angled tenon approach
        (There is a YouTube video by Mitch Peacock in favor of the angled tenon)

  7. Thanks for the information (I haven’t graduated to the premium videos yet) In his video Mitch Peacock, who is I believe a credible carpenter, claims the angled tenon is superior.

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