Traveling Joiner’s Toolbox: Episode 3

Traveling Joiner's Toolbox Episode 3

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Surface planing adjacent faces to panels and doors are rarely addressed in any video. We cover this very carefully in this episode and discuss the importance of removing all twist from inset panels. We create the raised and faceted panel, and size it to suit the door and panel. Handwork for raised panels of this kind is high-demand, but then it becomes highly rewarding too. The methods we are using are a mix of traditional and unconventional, but the outcome is very beautiful.


  1. Kieran Foster on 16 December 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Just what I needed after a busy day. Thanks Paul (and team).

  2. Bruce Brekke on 17 December 2020 at 1:57 am

    Great project Paul I have been looking forward to this project. I am making two of them one for my son and one for my son-in-law. I was hoping that you would cover how you are attaching the rear back panel to the box. I watched the video from today with great anticipation. I tried beveling a test piece for the panel. I will need to watch you and your approach to this task.
    Bruce in Columbus, OH

  3. joeleonetti on 17 December 2020 at 5:30 am

    Thanks Paul. I have found that trick you show of taking material off at the corners and check to see if too much with a test fit to be especially helpful.

  4. jakegevorgian on 17 December 2020 at 6:46 pm

    That’s a gorgeous raised panel!

  5. Sandy on 17 December 2020 at 11:31 pm

    There is not a single video in this whole collection where I didn’t learn at least one little extra tid bit of technique that helped me create something beautiful. Thank you Paul and crew!

  6. Phil Lorenzo on 19 December 2020 at 1:01 am

    Thanks Paul, I am 72yrs of age and the knowledge, skills and the straight forward way in which you present woodworking masterclasses has inspired me to have a go woodworking once again. I would however, like to know where I could source the the dovetail jig that you are using on this project, it looks a great piece of kit.

  7. Craig on 19 December 2020 at 2:52 am

    @LOZ Phil,
    Paul has a video on making these.
    If the link doesn’t work, scroll down thru the videos til you find it.

  8. Joe on 22 January 2021 at 4:50 am

    Hello Paul,

    I have noticed on a few projects which feature cross grain rebates that you prefer not to use a rebate plane with the knicker. Is there a particular reason you choose to avoid this method or do you just find other methods more applicable?

    • Izzy Berger on 4 February 2021 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Paul says:
      Mostly because it is neater and quicker with a knife saw and chisel work.


  9. abtuser on 1 June 2021 at 3:48 am

    Gauge lines for the win! I recently used my rabbet/rebate plane to do a rabbet for a 110 inch/2794 mm long felt lid seal for an outdoor storage box. Using Pauls tips, all four rabbets came out quite well. Gauge lines make sure the rabbet surface is level as I tip out like Paul did, but it’s fairly easy to correct.

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