Bench Stool: Episode 2

Bench Stool 2

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In this episode, Paul shows us how to cut the angled rails to length using the template and the sliding bevel. He then shows some different methods for cutting and fitting the tenons, and cuts the legs to length.

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  1. Joseph Sellers on 2 December 2013 at 5:19 pm

    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!

    • Drysavy on 2 December 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Joseph…I am sure we all are excited to watch a video early. 🙂

    • Anonymous on 5 December 2013 at 1:14 am

      You guys are so regular I don’t even read the email anymore. Just sit down at the computer after work straightaway on any Wednesday.

  2. David Gill on 2 December 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Another informative enjoyable video Paul Thanks

  3. STEVE MASSIE on 2 December 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Joseph no problem on this end, glad to get it.


  4. DeniseG on 2 December 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Joseph. Thanks so much.

  5. Mark Armstrong on 2 December 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks guys 😉

  6. NikonD80 on 2 December 2013 at 11:18 pm

    You won’t hear any complaints from about early videos Joseph. A very nice and unexpected surprise. I’ll pop a tea bag in the post so you can have a drink on me 😀

  7. Ken on 3 December 2013 at 12:48 am

    Thanks guys just what I needed today. A nice surprise Indeed 😉

  8. Dennis Good on 3 December 2013 at 1:33 am

    No complaints from me. It was a nice surprise on a Monday! Thanks so much.

  9. dborn on 3 December 2013 at 10:11 am

    Only downfall is that we will need to wait a week and a half for the next video….


  10. rusty on 3 December 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Maybe a small video on Wednesday is in order just so we don’t have withdrawal symptoms.

  11. STEVE MASSIE on 3 December 2013 at 3:11 pm

    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.

  12. david o'sullivan on 6 December 2013 at 11:57 pm

    this site will be a lot easier to navigate if people commented in the correct threads .thanks .another great lesson by the way

    • Ken on 11 December 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Save your energy David, it falls on deaf ears buddy

  13. wdelliott on 14 December 2013 at 4:02 pm

    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.


  14. moochiedave on 21 October 2014 at 3:52 am

    Love your style, Thanks for sharing your talent

  15. David Paterson on 13 September 2021 at 2:23 pm

    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.

  16. K S on 24 February 2022 at 2:56 pm

    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

  17. K S on 24 February 2022 at 2:58 pm

    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

    • Barry B on 24 February 2022 at 4:47 pm

      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

      • K S on 24 February 2022 at 5:43 pm

        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)

        • deanbecker on 25 February 2022 at 2:41 am

          I believe Paul uses the angle tenant making his kitchen chair whatever one you wanna use whenever you’re using it it seemed like would be the most advantageous.

  18. K S on 25 February 2022 at 11:12 am

    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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