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.
How to Cleanup Dovetail Joints
How to Glue the Lid
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
Surely you just push it, right? Wrong. There is a lot that goes into the simple task of planing. Body positioning, pressure, and movement are all essential to getting the most accuracy from this task. Watch this to learn how.
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