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Preparing the wood for the skirting and pediment is critical for accurately cutting the half-lap dovetails, so we work through crosscutting and planing end grain for the layout to get started. Paul wanted to add in a little tradition even if you don’t use it, so he is using one of his vintage cutting gauges to do this. There are elements to these gauges that are not obvious, so Paul takes a little time to show the significance of the bevel to the cutting edge to get the bruising on the waste wood. We hope that you like this episode as much as we did, because we think the videographers did a great job of crafting the shots throughout.