Dovetail Caddy Episode 3

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In this episode Paul shows how to add the divider to make the caddy have two sections. He does this by creating a small housing dado to house a small divider.


  1. humanic on 13 May 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Every time this videos are more and more part of my daily stressless therapy.

    Another great pacefull video. Thanks guys.

    Ken, where you has been. I miss you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Ken on 13 May 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Great job guys, many thanks for this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Eddy Flynn on 13 May 2013 at 6:55 pm

    that final little tap home make it all worthwhile another perfect presentation guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. alberto paternain on 13 May 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Gran maestro y gran trabajo. Un saludo desde Espaรฑa

  5. Mark Armstrong on 13 May 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Great stuff make it look so easy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. DavidPaulsen on 14 May 2013 at 6:57 am

    I agree with Oscar. The amount of zen in this kind of work you do, is bringing my pulse down. Wish all television could be like this, and the world would be better from it.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!!!

    • humanic on 14 May 2013 at 11:16 am

      you noticed the chime of the clock in background. Just wonderful.

    • bit101 on 16 May 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Yes, I have a hard time sitting through any movie or tv show these days without getting bored after 20 minutes. But I can watch 2-3 of these videos in an evening and it’s like no time went by at all. I just have to remind myself to get down into the shop once in a while to do what I’m learning, not just sit and watch all night.

  7. Mihai on 14 May 2013 at 5:20 pm

    It is always pleasure to see Master working and hear him speaking.Now , that’s what I call a GREAT LESSON: Lots of knowledge in few words.
    Thank you .

  8. Michael Mueller on 30 May 2013 at 10:43 am

    hi I have nearly made this all but how do I attach the bottom?

    • Ken on 30 May 2013 at 11:04 am

      Michael, It will be glued on just like the small boxes buddy.

  9. Ken on 9 June 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Looking forward to the next episode of this.

  10. smfield on 10 June 2013 at 4:36 pm

    How come dado and groove housing is not used to secure the carcass?

  11. Ken on 12 June 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Have we forgot about this one guys.

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Randal Ursel on 11 December 2013 at 12:55 am

    Hello everyone. I’ve just recently discovered this site. Wow! It’s great to be able to see the work being done in real time. I definitely agree with the Zen comments. Thanks to Paul and everyone involved for making all of this available. I’m a “glass is half empty” type of person so it is great to be be able to trust your instruction at face value since you aren’t using your lessons to sell product. What a relief! I saw a few really good tips that Paul sort of glossed over. Having the divider piece on a slight angle when marking the second knifewall of the dado is a crucial tip. It would guarantee a tight fit since you are slightly decreasing the horizontal measurement across the dado. A2+B2=C2. If you were cutting a deeper dado, would you start it as a 3/32″deep dado (like the video) to mark the second knifewall and then just work it deeper in stages until you reached your router depth? I liked the tip of looking down the length of the work piece to see if the divider was acting like a wedge in the dado. I never would have thought of that. The idea of using the router as the marking gauge intrigues me as well. It seems that it would save a lot of fussing around later when finishing the dado. I’m probably like a lot of you that have also been wanting to get started in hand working wood, reading everything I can get hold of. Watching these videos makes me feel like a kid that was standing outside of the candy store with his faced pressed up against the glass. I have to go now, the owner of the store just waved for me to come inside. See ya later.

  13. bit101 on 17 May 2014 at 4:22 am

    Well, after four dovetail boxes plus the dovetails on this caddy, my last dovetail joint was PERFECT. I keep saying I learn a little bit on each one. I think it all just kind of clicked on this one. But we’ll see what happens on the next one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Eddy Flynn on 17 May 2014 at 3:11 pm

    it’s worth all the stress when it finaly clicks isn’t it keep up the good work Keith

  15. Sandy on 17 May 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Keith, I’ve made dozens of dove tail joints fighting fit the whole way. Then it clicked for me… I was trying to saw to the final fit when what I should have been doing was leaving my pins heavy and trimming with a sharp chisel to fit. Amazing!

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