This lessons objectives:
We will cover topics such as how to flatten and square an edge using a cambered plane blade. I will also show you how to predict how and why the timber is likely to distort and how to account for it when selecting your pieces. And most importantly, I will share the reasoning and technique behind producing a spring joint in order to create long lasting edge joints that don't open up over time.
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
You really do not want to be getting tearout at this stage of the project, so using a sharp blade at this stage is incredibly important! If you need a reminder on how to sharpen a plane blade, including producing a cambered edge, this lesson will help!
There's no point in having a sharp blade when your plane is setup to produce thick veneers! It's important to take off small amounts at this stage to both prevent tearout and be precise with our material removal. This lesson shows you how to do that.
This is another one of those topics that people feel there isn't much to learn. However once you break down the process of chiselling into subjects such as viewing angles, power transfer and chisel geometry, you open up a whole new can of worms. This is well worth viewing.
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!
Diagnosing and removing bumps in edge joints – 1:25
How to read grain direction – 3:15
How to flatten lid and prevent bowing from clamping pressure – 5:22
Overview – 8:18