1. Great video guys.

    One thing I did when I used the router plane to form the long tenons for my workbench was to put another piece of timber, the same thickness as the piece with the tenon, at the other end of the tenon, then use it to support the opposite end of the router. It balances the router and gives it a good solid foundation.


  2. This is again a really helpful episode because you show us how to fit such a tenon with trial and error perfectly. I had to do the same when building the workbench where it took me at least an hour to get just one tenon sort of right. Many thanks.

  3. I truly enjoyed watching all the effort it took to get that tenon to fit correctly. While it’s inspiring to see Paul getting a perfect fit (perfect cut, perfect square, perfect eyeball to center, etc.) on the first try, I can relate much more to that long back and forth trying different tools and techniques.

    1. Victor, I couldn’t agree more. You often hear people expound on the benefits of patience in woodworking, but rarely ever see it demonstrated. In every other video I have ever seen they would normally just edit out the bulk of the work fitting the tenon. I applaud the fact that Paul decided to include the tenon fitting in its entirety as it is a much better representation of what it is to be a woodworker.
      Great job guys!

  4. Paul,
    Is there a time frame that we should operate within in regards to how soon we should get to the glue up phase once we have our stock milled to final dimension? I am wondering if we should only mill up one section at a time to minimize wood movement.

    1. It is a good idea to prep wood as you need because of that but it can also depend on where you are keeping your wood, what kind of wood you are using, and what the atmosphere around where you live is like. In the castle we have perfect climate control because of the castle contents and the structural aspects of the building. My wood, once it moves if it does, stays the same. That’s not the same in my garage workshop. I think it is a good idea to cut sa you need as joints do constrain in some measure and it’s a lot easier to make joints with flat and true stock.

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