Bread Stow: Episode 2

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Accuracy keeps cropping up minute by minute as you work to produce quality projects. This is particularly critical to the bread stow because of conciseness surrounding the joints. Paul describes his work using his sensory perceptions as he begins the joinery layout and then makes each of the corner joints. In this episode, he simplifies the processes as concisely as possible. From flat panels, he first lays out the corner joints to guarantee squareness and thus ensure that the slides end up exactly parallel.

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  1. tas on 16 October 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you Paul!

  2. Larry Christensen on 17 October 2019 at 2:03 am

    Mr Sellers you make everything look so easy. Great job.
    Can you give the name of the music that is playing at the end of this session, it is very relaxing.
    Thank you again for another fine video lesson.

    • Izzy Berger on 17 October 2019 at 8:16 am

      Hi Larry,

      Thank you for the kind words, I’m pleased you enjoyed it! This track is ‘The Sunset Glow’ by Tony Petersen.

      Kind Regards,

  3. deanbecker on 18 October 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I am totally fascinated by watching his hands work the tools. No pressure no powering just holding and letting the tool follow his heart

  4. southofnonorth on 22 October 2019 at 11:15 am

    That was a lovely result! But I want more answers!

    Why is it so difficult to achieve this effect by just staggering the ends?
    Why do you make a knife wall in the end grain when you usually don’t?
    Could you not mark the second piece by laying the first flat on top of the second?

    Thank you for continuing to show us such excellent examples to try to follow.

    • Izzy Berger on 25 October 2019 at 4:35 pm


      Paul says:
      There are many ways to achieve this, I’ve just shown you the easiest way. Doing it your suggested way you have many issues such as slippage during glue up, misalignment to to both ends of the panel.

      In regards to the knife, I was using hardwood which I always use the knifewall for. Only on soft woods will I use a pencil on the end grain.

      Yes you could, these are all great suggestions but they come with built in flawed perceptions. For instance, laying one board flat on top of the other is not as exact as laying it in the precise position it will be when it enters the counter part.

      Kind Regards,

  5. Scott Stephens on 1 November 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I have been watching many videos, and I have thoroughly enjoyed each one.

    I do have a question as to the reasoning behind the bevel-down chopping. In every video about dovetails, the bevel-up with a steep angled approach has been quite consistent. Why the different type of chop into the knife-wall on this project?

    Scott Stephens

    • Izzy Berger on 11 November 2019 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Scott,

      At 10:36 Paul says: ‘Bevel down again this time, this will cause an undercut and helps to sever the fibres and split them along the grain’. He’s taking advantage of the solidity of the bench with a direct downward chop. And the reality of the board being very wide, would need under support because it can’t really be clamped too well in the vise.

      Kind Regards,

      • Scott Stephens on 14 November 2019 at 12:03 am

        Thank you for the reply, Izzy. That makes sense seeing it in type-face and re-watching/listening a little closer.

        Scott Stephens

  6. Mike Griffin on 3 January 2020 at 1:34 pm

    We are all very privileged to be able to watch a true artist at work.

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