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For this coffee table, Paul chose to work from roughsawn cherry. That being so, he begins by truing and squaring the sections using the bench planes and the bandsaw. You can, of course, use handsaws if you prefer that to bandsawing. With the stock for the legs and rails trued and ready, Paul walks you through the stages of layout for all of the mortise holes. The hand methods and techniques are those that Paul has taught to students for almost 30 years and he has used them throughout his own life as a designer and maker for over five decades. We hope that you too will find them effective and efficient!
PREPPING THE WOOD – 01:49
MORTISE LAYOUT & CHOPPING – 09:12