Wall Hung Tool Cabinet – episode 6


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The next stage is to cut the mortice and tenon for the divider which sits between the two drawers. He cuts the mortice and then cuts the tenon accurately to fit, before housing a parting piece into the bottom.

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  1. redwood on 30 December 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for this one, nice job

  2. Augusto Campos on 30 December 2015 at 6:34 pm


  3. morganmalmberg on 30 December 2015 at 8:58 pm

    thanks for the precis work !

  4. knightlylad on 30 December 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  5. Farred on 30 December 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Christmas again, thanks.

  6. Eddy Flynn on 31 December 2015 at 12:00 am

    even after all these years of watching masterclasses (and now and again working wood) I still can’t believe that just two swipes of a #4 is the difference between it not fitting and fitting

    • brian18741 on 31 December 2015 at 4:37 pm

      I know, I never think a single swipe or two will make such a difference!

  7. Derek Long on 31 December 2015 at 12:13 am

    I always am encouraged by watching Paul chop mortises. My own still are terrible, to my eye. Practice, practice. One day they will look that clean and crisp.

  8. jakegevorgian on 31 December 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you

  9. johnsull on 1 January 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I am wondering about why no shoulders were used for the central divider. What principle do you apply for when you use tenon shoulders and not?
    Happy new year to all.

    • David R. on 2 January 2016 at 6:11 pm

      My guess is that it is not necessary since the frame prevents any tilting of the divider and the other side is never seen. That saves a small amount of time. Also it allows for planing to fit as Paul does, which wouldn’t be possible with shoulders on both sides.

  10. Kevin Bowkett on 2 January 2016 at 7:54 am

    Is there a PDF set of drawings for this project? I wasn’t able to find it in any of the previous episodes.

    • David R. on 2 January 2016 at 6:08 pm

      The PDF is posted alongside the introductory video. See here below Cutting list and drawing. It supposedly will be updated later as it says there.

    • piper on 4 January 2016 at 10:11 am

      There is a “temp” drawing for now listed under “Cutting List & Drawing” portion of the project info video “Wall Hung Tool Cabinet – project info”

  11. davedev on 3 January 2016 at 5:54 pm

    When you used the vernier you had a difference of width of about 0.3mm I think, which you said was very good. What difference would not be acceptable, so you would have to square the divider up some more?

  12. Ed on 17 May 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Do the screws holding the divider go through slots rather than holes to allow for movement of the bottom relative to the (long-grain) divider piece? Or is it enough just to use screws instead of glue?

  13. Michael Ostrander on 22 October 2017 at 4:28 am

    It seems that a couple of battens, taped or clamped to the inside of the carcass could have relieved a lot of the stress involved in keeping the router plane inside the lay-out lines. Maybe a plug in the mortise hole as well to prevent a slip that might blow out the front edge. It would be a shame to make a mistake now with all the hours invested in the existing pieces.

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