1. I’m obviously missing something here and got a little confused with the story board. Not sure what I’m missing but kind of wish Paul walked through actually creating it.

    Part of what I’m missing perhaps is the length of the back vs front rail. The drawing shows a 14.5” front rail length but I don’t see the back rail length.

    I’m guessing it’s 11.75” based on the tenon length of the front rails. Maybe it was covered and I missed it in the previous video’s other than there was a taper incorporated front to back.

      1. Thanks Izzy. For what it’s worth, just that one tip alone makes the monthly fee worth it. I wouldn’t have thought of doing that. Seeing it is an ah ha moment. I now have a “trick”/technique I will carry with me forever. Same with using a scrap piece of wood to start an angled cut (forgot that one as well). Can’t wait to see the upcoming parts on lamination. That will all be new ideas and concepts for me.

  2. Impressive episode, Paul. I was especially impressed when you showed how you saved the project after you (as we all do) messed up, but saved it by pulling a fix out of your bag of tricks. I’m referring to your using your combo square to line up that back edge after that piece chipped off, as was only made possible by your obvious obsession with flatness, squareness and straightness on display throughout all your projects. I am attempting to copy you in this, and to get over the ‘approximateness’ inherent in a machine-oriented cabinet shop, where I received my earlier (mis) training. I also couldn’t help but noticing how you apparently “tweaked” a tenon that you’d already cut by inserting a wedge (a blind wedge?) before gluing it up, once again, very impressive, in spite of the lack of commentary. In my own personal experience, the real skill in woodworking isn’t apparent when everything goes right, but instead when things wrong, which they WILL do, because we (and the trees that are the source of the wood) are only human, of course.

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