1. Mr Sellers, when you plane the end grain crosscuts, do you remove the gauge line in its entirety? Or just down to the v-groove. I’m asking because I caught a glimpse of the gauge line remaining during the video while you were planing, but the glimpse was short-lived and didn’t show the completion. Kind of a picky question, but I’ve found little nuances like that make a big difference, at least for me.

    1. If you run the knife tight you should have 90 degrees on the save side and a slope on the waste. You should see an indent from the knife when cleaning up. Stop before its gone but still visible. You should be taking whiskers of wood off by then.

    2. I don’t think that it is picky at all, it’s the difference between a fit and a gap. A knifewall will be as definitive as it can humanly possibly be so it’s easy to cut, chisel or plane to the actual wall itself dead-on. With gauge lines that’s not so as the conical point creates a vee-valley, hence we try not to press too hard and go too deeply. Technically, we are cutting to the centre of the Vee the marking gauge makes so you will see the ‘beveling’ created by the conical point on the remaining wood after planing or chiseling any waste away. If for some reason you wanted to restore the square edge and make the corners concise again you can use a damp rag and an ironing iron and steam the wood back up.

  2. I do miss the live narration of the older videos were Paul just talked as he worked. I feel like we are missing insights in to the work like seeing how much the hump was in the video for example when he marked it out for us to see. Lots of close up camera work on things that are not really showing important steps or views. While the video quality is much improved, I miss the some of the “in the shop” feel of the older videos.

    1. I agree as well. The videos where Paul talked as he demonstrated in real time seemed to give many more opportunities to explain in detail elements that would present themselves. The non-voiceover videos also made them feel much more apprentice-like.

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