In this lesson, I will show you how to glue the lid together to ensure it is flush and flat. Care needs to be taken at this stage as it can save you a whole lot of effort later when planing this thing flat!
December 7, 2019
In this part of the project, we begin construction of the lid by edge jointing three components together in order to create something that looks great and more importantly, is stable. Because there’s no point making something look good if its going to twist and warp all over the place!
In this part of the project, we unearth all of the hard work we have put in so far and see what the dovetails actually look like. In addition to this being a very fulfilling part of the project, it’s also an opportunity to hide any small gaps in the joints using a special technique.
No. It’s not dust and glue.
Welcome to the most stressful part of any project, assembly. There’s no way to avoid the increased heart rate that this stage brings. The only thing you can do is simply make it easier on yourself. In this video I show you how to prepare for a glue up and how to quickly diagnose and fix problems along the way.
Don’t worry, it’s a very common thing even at my level to need to adjust the fit of your dovetails from time to time. Sometimes your sawing isn’t quite up to scratch and a little bit of leftover material is preventing your joint from fully assembling. In this video, I will show you how to fix this.
In this lesson, I will show you how to accurately cut and fit the pins for the dovetails. You had some leeway when it came to cutting the tails as the main focus was getting the endgrain square. With this part, you have to focus on both matching the pitch of the dovetail and cutting perfectly plumb too.
In this lesson, I will show you how to transfer the tails to the pins for maximum accuracy. I also share some extra tips and tricks to help you align the boards perfectly in the first place.
In this lesson, I will show you how to cut the tails on a dovetail joint detailing everything from how to wield the saw, all the way through to chiselling the baselines.
In this lesson, I will show you how to mark out one half of a dovetail joint and why accuracy is so important at this stage.
In this lesson, I will show you how to cut and shoot the material to size as well as share a foolproof method to marking out the components on your box.