Bread Stow: Episode 1

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Working the materials in readiness for joinery can be difficult due to the thickness of the material, and the arrangement of the wood itself is key to the final appearance of your project. In this video, Paul takes you step by step through the edge jointing of thin pieces and then on to gluing up the panels. Cross cutting the pieces to ensure accuracy, he uses his double knifewall technique that gives a guaranteed outcome needing only minimal planing.

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  1. Keith Walton on 9 October 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Do you just plane down to the low spot with planer snipe? Is the thickness lost tolerable or should you start your cuts for projects outside of the snipe area?

    • Izzy Berger on 11 October 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Keith,

      Paul says:
      It depends on what wood you’ve got, the snipe is usually very minimal, only a fraction of a mm.

      Kind Regards,

  2. cembalo8 on 9 October 2019 at 3:16 pm

    This looks like a great project. I have left over tongue and groove oak flooring from a stair project (which gave me beautiful patchwork in the risers, as well as strong treads) , and I think I can get the wood I need from those left overs. It will involve planing off the tongue and grooves, as well as the molded back of the wood — but that provides lots of nice shavings to go around the blue berry bushes! I may keep the thickness at about 5/8″ which will be a little heavier, but it should look quite nice.

  3. David Marienau on 9 October 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I enjoyed reviewing edge and face planing again. It sure reduces the final sanding. Thanks

  4. jdkatz on 10 October 2019 at 3:24 am


    You may be an eco-greenie goofball on many of your blog posts, but you are without doubt the greatest hand-tool woodworking teacher ever. I and thousands of others have become confident hand-tool furniture builders by following your example.

    As such, I don’t think you’d mind if I suggested that you drop the “furniture for the new house” thing and instead keep on doing what you’re doing. It works.

  5. Mick Mercer on 10 October 2019 at 10:21 am

    There is no information about the width and or depth of the strips; does this matter? Or have I missed it?

    • YrHenSaer on 10 October 2019 at 3:59 pm

      You haven’t missed it.
      You build this with what wood you have to hand, to the size that you need, bearing in mind the useful proportions of the thing.
      There are some dimensions stated here and there, but only for guidance.

    • Selva on 10 October 2019 at 4:29 pm

      To add to that: The assumption is we all know how big a breadbox is supposed to be — as in “Is it bigger than a breadbox?”. From there one can work out the dimensions of the strips. As for the thickness of the stock, somewhere Paul says he is using 5/16″ (~8mm) but that’s also just another guideline.

    • jdkatz on 12 October 2019 at 4:04 am

      Yes there is. Go to the introductory video.

  6. mike scourfield on 14 October 2019 at 7:57 pm

    What the h is eco greenie goofball, all Paul is doing is what we should all be doing to help our enviroment and look after our health.

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