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How to Chamfer the Plinth

In this video, I show you how to chamfer the plinth after gluing it to the box. This is a step you can skip if you chose to create the chamfer before gluing it to the box, a method I detailed in the previous video. By the end of the lesson, you will have completed all the major constructional work on the box and you will be ready to sand and finish it!

Lesson Objectives

The main things to watch out for in this step is breakout on the mitres that run perpendicaular to the component you are planing. For this reason, you will need to work in from both sides of the plinth and take care not to plane unsupported grain. More importantly, make sure your plane is sharp and well set up! The supporting resources below will help with that.

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How to Mitre the Plinth

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How to Sand the Box

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

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Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

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!

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