Bread Stow: Episode 5
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The very closing elements that ensure a successful look to the bread stow are included in this concluding episode. Paul gives out a trade secret or two as he cuts and fits the retaining strips with mitres at the corners. He also fits the lid support strips. Following this, Paul starts the fitting of the lid and the creation of the pintels used as the hinging system. It’s a carefully orchestrated method of developing the often ignored components, shaping and fitting at this highly critical juncture in any project. Applying a safe finish gives the project its final lustre and Paul shows how to apply shellac with a 1″ brush.
At the very end when Paul lifted the cover it appeared shiny on the underside like he used shellac / paste wax on the cutting board side of the top. Did he?
Considering he left the rest of the inside unfinished, I would have thought the cutting board side of the top would have been left unfinished as well or maybe rubbed with some sort of vegetable oil instead.
I did use shellac on the chopping board because it’s food safe and it looked neater. I didn’t finish the inside of the box as I didn’t feel I needed to.
Great project, Lots of neat tricks.
Thanks for the card
The drawing of manual sawing was amazing
I see in the shirt a profile of a face
As to the bread stow
Which I am making to stow dog food on the kitchen counter
I get the feeling the box bottom doesn’t need glued supports from the top
The pressure from the weight of the bread (or dog food) will easily keep it in place
Actually on second thought it shouldn’t be glued from the bottom either
The box bottom should be able to be removed to make it
Easier to clean bread crumbs
I think there is more potential pressure on top supports
And perhaps those should have small brass screws added
For additional support
Again just my two cents
How did the Mrs. like it?
Could you please give us the reference number of your two Bahco files? I suspect that the finer one is the bastard cut one you recommend on commonwoodworking (4-138-10-1-2)? I’m struggling to find a decent coarser file.
Yes, all the ones Paul recommends are in the Common Woodworking guide which can be found here.
Izzy, many thanks for replying. The link you give though is for saw files. General cutting files, as used in this project, are covered on a different Common Woodworking guide page, which I have also read carefully. While that page mentions both coarser (second cut) and finer (bastard cut) files, it only gives the reference to the finer Bahco file. In this project, Paul uses both, and in particular, a coarser Bahco file which has a safe edge. I have struggled to find this, and was hoping that you could share the reference number of that file.
Ah yes sorry, I misread your question!
I wouldn’t say it is necessary to get this one, I anticipate that my audience will start to experiment with different files as you grow. This file in particular I wouldn’t offer as a recommendation, one file is just fine.
“This is the scary part”… “This is the point of no return”… And what do I do? I cut the board too short :). No big deal though — it will make a nice cutting board on its own.
What a great project, thank you so much! I am really looking forward to making this for a friend of mine.
I loved watching this project and it has taught me a few things too. Lately, I would work on a project and low and behold my work is projected back to me watching as Paul makes this bread stowe. Loved it!!
I just made one out of Tasmanian Oak (Eucalyptus Regnis).
I couldn’t get any round headed screws of any material, be that Phillips or slotted, so I settled for antique brass countersunk screws.
Cutting the sides of the lid I was so conscious of what Paul said not to chisel right through and break out the centre right ill it came to doing it then totally forgot and messed up both ends. 🤬
This is probably what I’m most disappointed with.
Because I must have it in 7 days for Christmas I opted for putty rather than inlaying another piece.
If this doesn’t work I’ll replace it with something later.
These series are just so much fun to watch. Educational and very relaxing as well! Keep up the good work, mr Sellers & crew!