Wine Rack: Episode 2

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This episode walks you through what seems to be quite a complex joint, with its twin tenons and four mitres creating a single joint. It’s a step by step process that exemplifies the essentiality of accurate layout and precise cutting, but then too, the simplicity of working in a coordinated way. The end result is a joint designed for strength with a built-in longevity.

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  1. bensberg on 11 December 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Great! Loved the closeups

  2. Ray51 on 11 December 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Wow! This is one complicated joint. I count 16 surfaces that need to mesh to make a clean joint. This joint is beyond my pay grade.

  3. Bill Hall on 11 December 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I like this joint in that it gives the appearance, after joined, that it wouldn’t appear very strong with the visible V that you see, yet in reality it’s a very strong joint with the mortise / tenon within.

    Just wondering if you didn’t have a very narrow chisel to clean out the bottom of the V if using the router plane may have been an alternative option. Maybe more confidence both sides were exactly the same depth as well. I know I don’t have a chisel that narrow which is why I started thinking of how I might approach that joint with the tools I have.

    • Izzy Berger on 16 December 2019 at 9:11 am

      Hi Bill,

      Paul says:

      The chisel I used is 3 times smaller than the router plane so i’m not sure how to router plane would fit. It really wasn’t an issue. You could refile an awl if it’s an issue.

      Kind Regards,

  4. joeg on 12 December 2019 at 3:30 am

    I’m anxious to get started. I have some white oak and sapele, but l need the cut list. When do you think we might see that

  5. dicksters on 17 February 2020 at 11:49 pm

    A first for me – watching Paul actually struggle like I do with too many joints. That said, his gaps are trivialize in my life. I’ve not started yet, but now I’m scared to death; this is really a hard joint with twice as many contact points as normal And two the two miter cuts I rarely make. I’m excited but not optimistic.

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