Tool Drawer Organiser: Episode 2

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Paul starts off with some rather wavey wood and shows us just how to handle it when marking out the stepped tenon joints on the side panels. We are then presented with a whole range of options as Paul cuts, shapes and pares down the tenon sections for a neat fit. He demonstrates how the joinery can be used to straighten the warped wood, before moving on to mark out the location for the shelf divider.


  1. Tad on 7 March 2019 at 1:52 am

    Could I use a skewed rebate plane (stanley No 46) to cut these, or am I looking for trouble?

    • Craig Meaney on 8 March 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Or perhaps the Lee Valley skew rabbet/Fillister plane?? I have the same question.

    • Peter Gaffney on 11 March 2019 at 2:52 am

      I guess that Paul’s goal is to show how to create projects/joints with a minimal number of tools/techniques involved. Most of Paul’s joints seem to revolve around the use of saw and chisel, or, tools to which most of us have easy access.
      That being said, if you have a skew rabbet, go for it. =)

    • Mic van Reijen on 11 March 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Also I guess using the techniques shown gives you more control over the crispness of the shoulder lines. You cant beat a pare cut sholder with a 46 or a 78.

  2. joemonahan on 7 March 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I was wondering why dadoes rather than dovetails as if one were building a small chest of drawers? Is it aesthetic or functional?

    • Izzy Berger on 8 March 2019 at 3:37 pm


      Paul says:
      No particular reason, except we are using this as a training project as with all our projects. This is not a joint we have demonstrated before and the project was ideal.

      Kind Regards,

  3. Brother Symeon on 14 March 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Can you do a rabbit using these same techniques on the long grain side of the board?

    • Izzy Berger on 25 March 2019 at 12:21 pm


      Paul says it’s more complicated because the orientation of the grain makes it more difficult to split but it can be done.

      Kind Regards,

  4. sslavice on 17 March 2019 at 5:55 am

    Excellent video, but this was a great opportunity to show us, also, how to set and use Rabbet Fillister plane with a spur across the wood.

  5. Jonathan Ard on 28 March 2019 at 1:50 am

    Not a question but more of a comment: I wish Paul would go over the complete layout, rather than say the other one is done the same (I’m speaking about the last couple minutes where he lays out the tenon side walls)… I’m dense and seeing is knowing!

    • Greg Jones on 28 March 2019 at 11:37 am

      Why not just replay the layout part of the video? If it’s all done the same, doesn’t replaying the relevant instruction accomplish the same thing?

      • Andrew Sinclair on 15 May 2019 at 11:16 pm

        It does provided it’s *exactly* the same.

        I wondered if there’s a more accurate way to make the first horizontal knife wall for the second mortise hole, to ensure the separating rail is precisely horizontal – i.e. some way to square across the marching knifewall from the other side. I guess there isn’t, so you just do the same process being careful to measure accurately!

  6. Gabriel Hall on 29 November 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t always attempt the projects Paul makes videos of but I always learn something new just from watching him work and narrate. Thank you, Paul, for these videos!

  7. Clive Lee on 14 June 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Nice fit bit paul

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