1. oldman118 on 27 July 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Painstaking attention to detail,as always. A great thing for students ( no matter what our age ) to emulate.

  2. billblab on 27 July 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Paul, I got butterflies in my stomach watching the final strokes on the shooting board. Wonderful lesson. Thank you.

  3. Eddy Flynn on 27 July 2016 at 11:26 pm

    decisions decisions it’s great when we see Paul question himself, should I shouldn’t I

  4. beach512 on 28 July 2016 at 11:11 am

    great episode once again but I don’t have a plane like that to cut the groove. They are a bit expensive from Lee Valley or secondhand on ebay. Any ideas on alternatives? Would it be knife walls, saw groove walls to depth and chisel out?

  5. knightlylad on 28 July 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you for a great lesson.

  6. ballinger on 29 July 2016 at 12:33 am

    Yeah right at the end Paul said he’ll take just one more shaving. Maybe two. I said to myself, he’ll take three, he always takes one extra. Sure enough it was three. Wonderful watching the super tight tolerances and knowing what’s possible to aim for.

  7. STEVE MASSIE on 31 July 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Another great episode , you obviously have to have patience when fitting the miters for sure. Learned a lot, thank you.


  8. Sandy on 31 July 2016 at 9:17 pm

    There is no way I can get a good edge if I plan all the way across the end grain. I beak out a chunk every time… I’ve sharpened the blade and adjusted to a very fine cut and I always have to glue a little chip back in… I guess I am not paying the preacher enough.. 🙂

    • Joseph Palas on 2 August 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Make sure the back edge is supported, if youre not using a shooting board, you can do it in the vise with a sacrificial block snug up against the edge, so no chip out.

      If you ARE using a shooting board, you may have your piece too far out, so watch paul as he snugs the wood up against the plane before he starts taking strokes. Also make sure to sharpen up before you try to take a cut.

      Unsupported end-grain will always chip out when unsupported on the back side, it’s physics.

  9. David B on 21 September 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Is it possible to use something other than a plough to cut the groove in the frame/skirt? I have used a thinner piece of plywood for my substrate and I don’t believe my plough can cut a groove that is thinner than 3/8″. Is it adviseable/possible to use a saw on the edges and chisel out the waste in the middle? I mean–I’m sure it’s possible, but is there a better way/alternative?

  10. Matthew Moody on 30 June 2019 at 1:14 am

    I don’t recognize your plough plane, is it an early Veritas?

    • Izzy Berger on 2 July 2019 at 8:38 am

      Hi Matthew,

      This is a Stanley plane that’s no longer made but readily available on eBay.

      Kind Regards,

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