1. “My dad touches on this briefly in the second episode. It is sort of a halfway haunch. It adds more strength than leaving it off would but is less effort. We are trying to show some slightly nuanced techniques that might not be used in furniture making but are appropriate for workshop fixtures. There may not be a huge difference but there is a slight time saving element which adds up given the number of joints.”

    1. Hi David,

      I have passed on your question to Paul and below is his answer:
      Not always, and it is good to pare cut and keep in practise. This is all about body training.

      Kind Regards,

    1. Hris i am not paul by a long stretch but time has no bearing on chisel sharpening the wood dictates it. When you use one you will soon feel it sliding on the wood and needing a higher angle to shave as well as harder to push and a rough texture left behind. As long as it shaves wood smoothly it is sharp. As you chop and pare stop occasionally and just run it one time over pine end grain if it does anything other than make a smooth shaveing it needs touching up.
      As you get more acquainted with the tool you start to feel that it is dull its hard to explain but you sense the tool is not cutting the same as when it was first sharpened

  1. I like that Paul gives some history in this lesson, one it’s a reference but also gives an insight into how things were done. Working fast is obviously something you must work up to, and never to rush the process of learning things in time.

  2. The number of tenons in this project is fantastic. Great practice for beginners like myself.

    There are so many subtle lessons hidden in plain sight in these videos. I must have watched Paul cut the faces and cheeks on his tenons half a dozen times during the time I spent cutting mine. Every time a new lesson presented itself.

    Thanks for this.

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