Optional plans are available to those who don't want to draw their own design and instead replicate my processes and measurements exactly. For more info, read about the online school.
In this quick video, I will brief you on the project ahead so that you know what to expect and can get the most from this course. Many resources are available at your fingertips so don't miss the opportunity to make the most of them!
Unsure you have all the right tools for the project? This handy guide helps you choose not only the tools you need, but also gives my recommendations in order of preference. It also provides various options to suit different budgets.
Want to start this project on the right foot? Purchase pre-machined timber in a variety of materials here. Perfect for those who want to avoid the fuss and get stuck straight into the project!
In this lesson, we will get everything cut to size and marked out ready for laying out the dovetails. There's a lot to learn from this seemingly simple task!
In this lesson, I show you how to accurately mark out the tails on a dovetail joint for superior accuracy. I also cover what can go wrong and the consequences as a result.
In this lesson, you will learn how to accurate transfer the tails to the pin boards for maximum accuracy and control. Don't miss this important lesson!
If you're dovetails don't quite fit, in this lesson I will share a series of steps that will help you fit the dovetails accurately with maximum control.
Theres a lot more that goes into gluing up than first meets the eye. Planning, preparation and patience are all needed at this part of the project.
In this lesson, we unearth all the hard work that has gone into the previous steps and see what the result is! It also gives an opportunity to fix any small gaps.
In this lesson, we begin construction of the lid. You will need to edge joint 3 panels together in order to do this and make a lid that looks good and is also stable.
In this lesson, I will show you how to glue the lid so that it is flush and flat. Care needs to be taken at this stage as it will save you a whole lot of effort later in the project!
In this lesson, I will show you how to attach the base of the box accurately. It's incredibly easy to blast a screw through the side of your box by doing this wrong!
In this lesson, I discover that my lid is incredible twisted and in need of some TLC. This is how I go about flattening and fitting it to the box.
There are many ways to cut rebates whether its by machine or hand. In this lesson, I show you two methods of creating the rebates incredibly accurately
While the method of removing the lid is up to you, whether thats shaping a finger pull or making a handle, this is how I went about creating my chosen method.
The plinth will hide the plywood base of the box but needs to be rebated in order to be fit. In this video, I show you how to cut the long rebates accurately.
Once the plinth profile has been cut, you now have to accurately mitre it on the corners. In this lesson, I show you multiple ways of achieving a gap free fit.
In this lesson, I show you how to chamfer the corners of the plinth to complete the profile. Again, there are many ways to do this, all of which are detailed in this video.
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