Shoe Tidy: Episode 7

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It takes many small steps to ensure the shoe tidy functions really well and, in this episode, Paul covers the trapezoidal handle and then the hinge rail, preparing it to receive the lid. Paul makes the lid following similar patterns to the main box carcass and then fits and hinges the lid to the box. Paul covers the finessing of the box, adds a metal weight to the back of the tambour and applies his favourite finish before waxing and polishing to finish the project.

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  1. Stellmacher on 12 February 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Hi great and last episode. Why are the hinges in the lid mounted at an angle?

    Greetings from Germany

    • Izzy Berger on 14 February 2020 at 10:38 am


      Thank you for your comment.

      Paul says:
      This is called a scotch hinging because the lid lies flush on the underside, you cannot have sufficient clearance for the hinge to operate properly if you let the hinge into the lid the full leaf depth.

      Kind Regards,

  2. tenbears on 12 February 2020 at 5:40 pm

    What size were those hinges length and OA width?

  3. southofnonorth on 12 February 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you for another great project!

  4. Carole Burns on 13 February 2020 at 12:27 am

    Just beautiful.

  5. Lex Boegen on 13 February 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I’ve been hoping that you would do a project that used tambour doors, and I was not disappointed with this project. High quality, original design, and impeccable workmanship. I will probably modify this to make a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet.

  6. Edouard Poitras on 26 February 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hey guys;
    I’ve been meaning to tell you about the volume of Paul’s voice. It is a bit low for the ear phones and especially when you add the music to the video. It actually drowns out Paul’s voice. It would be appreciated if you could adjust it up for future videos.

    As always the videos were great – cheers.

    • Izzy Berger on 27 February 2020 at 9:23 am

      Hi Edouard,

      Thank you for your feedback, I have passed this on to our production team.

      Kind Regards,

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