Shoe Tidy: Episode 5

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Making, fitting and installing the tambour support guide track to maintain a seamless continuity is an important step for smooth running. Paul’s success will soon be your success as you work through these steps. The small attention to detail is important, and Paul has taken his time, so as not to miss out on any detail. After a dry run, Paul is ready for gluing up, and this time we have a few elements to consider, not the least of which is installing the tambour during glue-up.

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  1. Carole Burns on 30 January 2020 at 12:51 am

    What a wonderful project, making the tambour was just masterful. Thank you.

  2. kevinfricault on 30 January 2020 at 11:48 am

    Why is it wrong to have the clamp facing the opposite way on the bottom rail? I’ve noticed you always have clamps facing the same way only the ones I use have a butterfly shaped handle limiting how close they can be.

    • Izzy Berger on 3 February 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Kevin,

      Paul says:
      The reason for this is, on a multi dimensional project you might well have clamps protruding 18” either side of the project and reduce your workspace because of careless positioning especially as this is important in a limited space.

      Kind Regards,

  3. rotaryw on 31 January 2020 at 8:32 am

    I felt the electricity buzzing in the air after you cracked the rail in the vice. For some reason I thought to it a lot. I think you was questioning yourself: “should this scene be cut ? Does it cast a bad shade on the workmanship”?.

    Somewhere I read: “a wise person is one who made all the errors”. So if that was an error, you still need to learn something from woodworking Paul ;-).

    I believe the fact you did not cut the scene puts you even more among the all of us. We keep learning from our errors. We might feel fully accomplished in a task, and yet there is still another “glitch” which puts us one more step below the top. We need to learn another lesson. Learning is no shame.

    I keep going up the ladder and, with your guidance, I enjoy all the steps.

  4. Nick Latraille on 6 July 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I have a request for Paul, could you please demonstrate how a through wedged tenon is made? I can’t seem to get the angled walls of my mortise to match the wedges and I always seem to have a mismatch or gaps…

    • Izzy Berger on 14 July 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Nick,

      Paul says:
      You don’t say where you have the wedges in relation to the tenons because there are many different ways to wedge a tenon. Usually though, there is not matching because we simply make a saw kerf and drive the wedge into the kerf itself. This compresses both the fibres in the tenon and the wedges as the wedges are driven deeper.

      Kind Regards,

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