Bread Stow: Episode 3

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Paul introduces a unique method for bringing each corner of the box together. The demand for precision and skill is exemplified by the step-drilling system he’s developed to complement the joinery and the screw fixing that ultimately becomes hidden by filing off that part of the screw head that allows the screw to be driven and removed. The steps he takes for shaping the ends of the protruding corners create the intrigue of decoration and ultimately the corner joinery becomes part of the decorative presentation.

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  1. Taylor Devlin on 23 October 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The most demanding step so far – getting the depth of the screw correct. Your ruler technique is elegantly simple. I think I will do a couple of practice pieces first! Thanks for another great project Paul.

  2. wdelliott on 24 October 2019 at 9:46 am

    Paul, when you are rounding the ends, could you skip the saw and the rasp both and use a coarser file? Files come in gradations of smoothness or roughness, as you know.

    • Izzy Berger on 25 October 2019 at 4:38 pm


      Paul says:
      Yes you could, but we encourage people to own a rasp for many other shaping tasks. Tasks that would be beyond the files ability.

      Kind Regards,

  3. sherbin18 on 24 October 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Team Paul-

    Would it be an approach to use a brad point bit for making the recess for the screw head? That would give a nice clean hole and a flat bottom.

    I am really liking this project. Can imagine making a few of these of varying sizes for storing countertop appliances. In southern climes, I have doubt about countertop storage of food. I have lots of scrap to repurpose.

    Thanks again.
    — Steve.

  4. Craig Medvecky on 29 October 2019 at 3:19 pm

    What about popping the corners with a chisel first? Nothing wrong with the saw, just wondering why the chisel method didn’t come up? Is there a reason not to do it that way?

    • Izzy Berger on 4 November 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Craig,

      Paul says:
      You can use whatever method you want, or feel comfortable with.

      Kind Regards,

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