I like using WoodSpur screws for every screwing operation I face. The size used in this project were the 3 x 12 Torx heads.
The reason I like using WoodSpur screws is because they are incredibly versatile and robust. I use these for all sorts of applications and have only every managed to strip the heads off two or three of them. All of those times were down to my stupidity and not the strength of the screw. They’re also pretty affordable.
You could of course use brass screws for this, however these have a tendency to strip off too much torque is applied to the screw head. In this particular project, the screw heads will be hidden by the plinth anyway. So don’t worry if the screw heads look ugly!
How to Glue the Lid
How to Flatten and Size the Lid
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
There are many types of marking gauge available today, and it’s confusing to work out which one to buy. This video talks you through the different options available, and which will work best for you.
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!