Leaning Wall Shelf: Episode 3

Leaning Wall Shelf Episdoe 3 Keyframe

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With the main recess cut, Paul lays out and cuts the housing that enables the shelf to self tighten. He adjusts the fit to ensure it is easily dismantlable, but still strong.


  1. bobeaston on 16 February 2018 at 1:40 am

    Very interesting joinery, whether one builds shelves exactly like these, or assembles something else needing precisely fitted interlocking elements.

    Thanks for showing how it’s done.

  2. Harvey Kimsey on 16 February 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Would you call that joint a housed bridle joint? Lovely video!

  3. Ed on 10 March 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Once you feel that the walls of the notches are straight, rather than paring them to tune the joint, could you take light shavings off of the face of the shelf with your smoothing plane, just next to the joint? You’d never see those variations and you’d have so much control with the smoother that you could take off a wisp here and a wisp there. Would that be a dumb thing to do?

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