Laptop Desk: Episode 4

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With the initial shaping done, Paul shows how to refine the leg shape, including mitring the intersections and rounding over the profile. The end frame tenons are ready to be mitred and glued, before moving on to cutting the tenons of the cross rails.

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  1. Peter Bernhardt on 19 July 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Lots of information packed into a shorter length. I like it – I can get back into my own shop all the sooner. 😉

    That said (and I know others have commented on this before, so I won’t belabor it), I couldn’t help missing Paul taking a bit of time or an aside or two.

  2. bytesplice on 19 July 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Awesome episode! I can see that its going to take some practice on those miters before I’ll have the confidence to touch the real project.

    I’ve long ago mastered fitting the wrong tenon to the wrong mortise, but I see Paul has taken it to the next step by doing so gracefully, without expletives, and moving on. I salute you, sir.

  3. Farred on 29 July 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I’m watching at 32:35–the two rails are perfectly aligned first try, no minor “adjusting” the tenons–amazing!

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