Craftsman Style Bookends: Episode 3

Bookends Keyframe EP 3

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In this section Paul discusses the optional decorative features. He firstly lays out and cuts out the half moon recess using the brace and bit and the coping saw. Then Paul cuts square recesses and the corresponding domed squared buttons. This requires a high degree of accuracy to get completely square holes to the exact width of the chisel. The final step is to cut the buttons to shape and size, before gluing them in place.


  1. denniss on 26 January 2017 at 3:41 pm

    The technique of fast-forward through repetitive operations vs skipping totally is well appreciated. I feel it allows one to review the process in an additional informative way. By the way, love the music and overall production!

  2. Greg M on 27 January 2017 at 1:38 am

    I’d really like to know the artist/title of that music. I love it!

    • Philip Adams on 27 January 2017 at 1:44 pm

      His name is Henry Horrell. Best way to hear more of his music is on his Soundcloud page.

  3. jakegevorgian on 27 January 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I think the music and the phase of Paul’s work go so well.

    Good job video editors!

  4. dayjay on 29 January 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Reassuring to see coping saw is a bit “fiddly”, even in the hands of a master. Video production “values” have become supurb… well done!

  5. billlatt on 30 January 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Just about flawless…

  6. David B on 1 February 2017 at 6:29 pm

    D’oh! I did it! I put the buttons on the wrong face! Oh well, now my bookends will have buttons on both faces.

  7. knightlylad on 1 February 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  8. Jim Carr on 28 October 2019 at 2:53 am

    1st 2 free last 2 paid?

    • Izzy Berger on 28 October 2019 at 8:53 am

      Hi Jim,

      This was previously a paid project which we are releasing over the next few weeks as a free project. Episode 3 will be released as a free episode on Friday and the final episode will be released on the following Friday.

      Kind Regards,

  9. Gordon Dayton on 1 November 2019 at 1:29 pm

    For some reason I cannot view episode 3 due to “its privacy settings”. Is that an error on your side or am I doing something wrong?

  10. eric cartman on 10 April 2020 at 11:53 pm

    16:00 (while cutting the half-moon recess) ” A little tedious, this kind of work, but – it’s good for our character ”
    Wonderful !

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