1. Excellent video. Thanks you for taking us through the half blind dovetails. If one were to already own a skewed blade rabbet plane with a nicker, would that offer any advantages in tcreating the step down in the side board 1/16″ over the router? Would you do anything differently if using the rebate plane with a nicker? Thank you very much.

    1. I just bought an old Marples. It has the signature shamrock on it. It definitely makes a difference. Up until now, I’ve been using Sorby. Sorby is very good but a hair thicker on the sides, close to the cutting edge. Marples seem to be a little better suited for dovetails. Especially when cleaning the pin recesses out. It’s seems better balanced and a tad lighter as well. All my Sorby chisels will now be designated for mortising.

  2. It would be very useful to have Next/Previous links on the pages.
    I hadn’t noticed the lack until I wanted to browse through the series to check up on a comment I thought I remember reading and had to keep editing the URL which is a bit of a pain as the date changes as well as the episode number.

      1. Hi Phil,
        Speaking of software related matters. Typically I watch these on my iPad. For many videos on the internet, there is often an option to change the viewing screen from the iPad to my Apple TV. If your software could easily add this option, I would appreciate it. That way I could watch it on my tv and share with others in the room, such as my dad, who enjoys watching the videos with me. I like the father son bonding it brings. Many thanks for the consideration.

        Again, if it’s difficult, please disregard.

  3. Paul,
    As I was watching the accelerated playback, it occurred to me that there would be an interest in having a choice of watching you in real time for the rest of your work, or alternatively, the faster playback. I am thinking of a view option 1 or 2.

    Even if you are not talking, even if you are not turning the board for the audience, there would still be an interest in watching you work in real time.

    Could you consider offering the real time option? There is probably a cost factor I’m not considering, such as bandwidth, but if possible, your audience might have an interest.

    1. Hello William,
      The sped up sequences are recorded as time lapse, often over course of several hours. Unfortunately, it would not be feasible to store or process that amount of footage in real time. Time lapse is a way of being able to show some of the information that was previously not included.
      Many thanks,

  4. Thank you Paul. I always look forward to Wednesdays. Of course I am learning so many things from you that will improve my woodworking, but I think watching your videos has helped me to become a more patient person in my everyday life, and maybe a little happier as well. Thanks for sharing your skills with the world, and for being a pretty effective life coach in the process. Your efforts are appreciated!

  5. What’s the reason for cutting dovetails before making the 1/16″ step down? Looked as though there was some tear out. Yes I know the insides of the half-lap dovetails will be hidden when finished but I am a firm believer in your ideology of “it’ll never been seen but I’ll know” professionalism. Just wondering what I may be missing or is it a matter of preference.

    1. Good question. I don’t know either except he surface planed before marking and mentions how lay out after surface planning is better. Accurate layout of course leading to accurate lines to follow when sawing. Recessing before marking, especially with the possibility of some tear out, could make it difficult for the pencil mark to stay on line? I’ve done marking inside dadoes and the pencil will bump up and down over the wood, sort of like a mountain bike bumping over uneven trail. I work mainly in pine though. I’ve never worked in cherry. After creating a step down in cherry, is it smooth as if it was surface planed?

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