1. I’m sure I have seen PS use this method before but I can’t remember which project it was on. The three wooden blocks are equal depth so if the string pushes up in the middle then take more off the middle of the board, if it is loose then take more off the ends.

  1. Every single video something new. String line for long boards. Why am I so slow. Wish you had shown me that a couple of years ago. (Just kidding) thanks so much Paul.
    Loved the details about wood quality, cracks etc in first Vid. More please.

    1. It is funny how sometimes the most basic things are the quickest and easiest way to do something. I can’t tell you how often I have pulled a string line to ensure something was level, but I never even considered doing it for a longboard.

  2. I noted the deviation from the planned 1″ or 7/8″ thickness of the rail. What do people think… I wonder would that new thickness then be mandatory on all 4 rails? Or would one “manage” the discrepancy in thickness between rails when cutting joints by cutting each joint individually.

    1. There shouldn’t be any need for all 4 aprons to be the same thickness. Simply layout the tenon from the outside face so the outside shoulder and the tenon are a consistent width and let the inside shoulder width be wild. I believe this would have been common in pre industrial times.

  3. At around the 11 minute mark when addressing the crown in an apron by planing across the width of the board, Paul says he doesn’t allow the plane to follow the crown. How does one make sure the plane doesn’t follow the crown? Downward pressure on the toe of the plane?

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