Coffee Table: Episode 5

Coffee Table Episode 5

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In this episode Paul shows some alternative methods for cutting tenons. He also shows how to fit the tenons in the mortises. This is an important episode because there are a lot of tenons in the project and we won’t be going into this much detail each time.

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  1. Ken on 27 March 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Nice work again guys. Thanks for this one

  2. bobeaston on 27 March 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I should have learned these methods before building a workbench.

    Anyone inspecting the tenons in the legs of my bench would be aghast. It’s a real good thing they are buried far out of sight. But, on the other hand, it’s still standing and very sturdy.

    • Armand Verstappen on 27 March 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Chiming in… the tenons on my workbench make me want to build another one. It will last me a lifetime, however, so I will have to find other places to redeem myself 🙂 I guess I’ll look for some more practice before starting on this project. This video showed what it’s about, it is as much patience and sensitivity as it is about being accurate. At least, that’s the learning I took from it.

  3. Eddy Flynn on 27 March 2013 at 5:38 pm

    that last small tap looked so satisfying i hope mine turn out like that maybe when ive cut as many as the master 🙂

  4. STEVE MASSIE on 27 March 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Paul thanks for another excellent video, I only hope my mortice and tenon’s turn out that well. I have my mortice’s done for my bench but have not done the tenons yet for the stretchers. You make it look so easy and can’t wait to give it a go.


  5. Anonymous on 29 March 2013 at 4:40 am

    Man, even the way he holds his pencil when sharpening it is a learning experience. Hope it never ends.

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