1. While you were dimensioning your stock to started to hug the line, so you made an adjustment after securing the boards in your vise. The question I have is, how did you make that “adjustment”?

    Handsawing is one of the fundamental skills required, yet it is probably the least discussed.

    1. William,
      Paul has covered this in at least two previous projects where ripping the stock was a part of the stock preparation.
      I’m sorry I can’t offhand reference it for you..maybe someone with a better memory will chime in.
      The basic technique is to raise the saw just above the point where it started going off track and apply gentle sideways pressure by twisting the saw plate toward the desired line of cut and restart the cut
      from that point.
      I’ve probably explained that badly. Maybe someone else will do better.

      1. Craig, you explained it just fine, thank you very much. I’ll just have to bit the bullet and watch everything posted on Paul’s site to find it. It will be a chore, but I guess I can handle it – :0)

        Thanks again.

  2. Such a great lesson, I haven’t done any thin stock dovetailing and now I will have to go to it.
    Thank you so much for the guidance and tricks of the trade.
    Another great lesson

  3. Sometimes I feel as though there must be about 10 days in a week. By that I mean I am ready for the next video long before it comes. I am so great full for you and your sons for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you.

  4. Something I picked up from doing finish carpentry years back. It’s called a nail spinner. It’s typically used for using a nail to pre-drill holes for baseboard and moulding.

    Paul’s technique of chucking the nail directly works well unless the nail is too small.

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