Christian Becksvoort has his rough-sawn lumber milled on two sides to 7/8 in., so that most of the faces will be planed. The result, after handplaning and sanding, is a clean panel that is a full 3/4 in. He offers tips on how to select lumber and how to match grain, color, and growth rings. He trues up the edges first with a jointer or handplane, and he explains how to align boards and avoid introducing twist into your glued-up panels. He shares ideas on clamp tightening and cleaning up the squeeze-out, too. From Fine Woodworking #79
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In this video, Matt takes some of the lessons learned in episodes 3 & 4 and builds on them to demonstrate the North Bennet Street method for the half-blind, or half-lapped, dovetails on the toolbox drawers.
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