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  1. Rule #1: Don’t bleed on the project!
    At least that’s what my shop teacher told me in High School.
    I keep a bottle of liquid bandaid in the shop for minor cuts or abrasions. Sometimes I am bleeding and don’t even know until I see red marks on my wood. The stuff drys quickly and it’s safe to use. Sometimes it stings a little so it’s got something in it that cleans the wound.

  2. It was nice to hear Paul explaining and talking while working instead of on top of the recording. I find it more immersive and I sincerely prefer it this way. I kind of feel like he is truly talking to me and it help keep my attention and feeling concern. But, it is just my humble opinion. Great video as always! Kind of remind me of the older video… Might be a bit of nostalgia, I dunno!

  3. You are right Paul. I am totally confused. Without the overall plan for the bed it is incredibly hard to follow what you are doing. A video of the bed without the mattress in place while naming and pointing to the various parts would have been an incredibly useful intro. I have also been confused by the template which appears in episode 1 that you use to cut out the timber. Is this the same template that you then describe in detail in episode 2? If you explain this, I missed it.

    1. The process Paul went through at the beginning of the bed projects was:
      Paul started with the cardboard headboard.
      He then laid it out on the MDF and then mapped out the same shape roughly but gave it greater elegance by bending thin strips to the shape he liked best.

  4. Great seeing things progress so well in the house. Looking forward to seeing developments in the garden too. Home veg is amazing. I can’t find the project info pdf with the usual cuttings list etc or don’t these get uploaded anymore?

  5. As no one has responded to this, let me put in my own guess of the correct sequence of constructing this bed.
    1. Mark and cut out the MDF template (from episode 2) for the legs (or two templates as the front and rear appear to be different heights.
    2. Use these templates to construct the cardboard mock- up – if you want to make one (episode 1 part 1)
    3. Use the templates to select and dimension timber (episode 1 part 2)
    4. Use the template to accurately mark the legs (episode 2)
    Does this make sense?

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