Linen Cupboard: Episode 6

Linen Cupboard Episode 6

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In this episode, Paul covers laying out for the door and establishing rail positions. He also discusses the reasoning behind the proportions and sizes of components in door making. Ploughing with a plough plane is a great way for getting daily exercise while working wood together with an actual physical workout. The economy of handwork well done becomes very evident in this section of the project whole. The precision of stock prep and layout is critical to creating an exact sized door with zero tolerance for twist. Knowing why this happens is covered in this episode.


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  1. Billy Lee on 28 October 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I would like to have seen Paul use the winding sticks, particularly on the long narrow parts, how he secured the wood without distorting the wind, and also to see what plane and blade setting he used thru the process. It is fantastic to see him work and then try to copy how to perform a task. Does he routinely check the tightening screws on the plough plane say every few shaving clearings or can he feel them loosen? Great series as always.

    • Izzy Berger on 26 November 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Billy,

      Paul says:
      Often I can hear something either in the wood or the tool itself, I think my response is more to do with sound than anything else. I think I am more sensitised to sounds and changes in sound now than I ever was in the past. Because I suspend the wood in the vise in a central position, the wood really doesn’t distort at all because I only have one pressure point.


  2. Flemming Aaberg on 31 October 2020 at 9:56 am

    I like that Paul emphasizes the exercise benefits of using hand tools and that he shows it to be a positive – it’s got to be better to huff and puff and get the heart rate up than set up a power router and then breath the dust it makes.

  3. Greg Wagner on 25 November 2020 at 12:03 am

    Great episode Paul and team; kudos to the videographer, some great angles particularly the elbow end of the grooving. Nice. ✌️
    Can you believe I’m only on this episode of such a great series? Been busy making… gallery soon. 👍

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