1. Beautiful project as always! One thing that reminded me of an issue I had with repairing dovetails using superglue. If it gets into the end grain of the wood, it really soaks down it and hard to remove without taking too much wood off really….certainly more than I intended.

    Have you observed the same? For myself, I’ve concluded I need to be very careful where I use it in the future.

    1. Hi Bill,

      I have passed your query on to Paul and his answer is below:

      Yes, it does soak into end grain way below the surface. You just have to decide whether you are prepared to have that or not. If not, you can use regular PVA glue.


  2. Paul, thanks for a project with very interesting joints; another great project indeed.

    What finish did you use? I heard a rumor that one of the pieces you made for this series is being used by you as a drawing easel 🙂 in which case I guess you wouldn’t need to worry about wet clothes on the finish.

  3. I am curious about the inserts Paul uses to hold the bolts in the turn buttons. I have never seen ones quite like that and have not found them on the web, though perhaps I just do not know what to call them. I have used the very common t-nuts and ordinary threaded inserts but would like to try the kind Paul is using. Information would be much appreciated!

    1. I just found something that looks like what Paul is using. It is called a rivet nut. For example there are some made by Clarks (and others) and sold on Amazon. Hm . . . there is some sort of expensive rivet nut tool to install them, though Paul did not use the tool. Is Paul useding rivet nuts? If so, why rivet nuts rather than threaded inserts? Thanks!

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