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This clothes airer is designed to build skill and teach two new joints; a wedged round tenon combined with a stopped housing dado and a sliding dovetail with housing dado. Paul introduces the optional use of a bandsaw alongside the predominance of hand tools to make this handy project.
Combination gauge (or marking gauge and mortise gauge)
Tape/Ruler (or both)
Chisels (at least 1/4″ (6mm), 3/8″ (8mm), 1/2″ (12mm), 3/4″ (18mm) and 1″ (25mm)
Hand router (see how to make a ‘Poor Man’s Router here)
*Small hand router
Smoothing plane (No 4)
Jack Plane (No 5) (optional but recommended if preparing your wood from rough sawn)
No 80 Cabinet Scraper
Brace & bit and hand drill or drill driver