How to trim proud joinery flushFurniture maker Tim Rousseau demonstrates his techniques for flushing proud dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joinery
Woodworking is a craft for the finicky: an art that requires patience, attention to detail, and the ability to think a few steps ahead. Even an operation as seemingly simple as flush-trimming proud joinery can lead to horrible blowout if handled incorrectly.
When it comes to flushing up dovetail joints and through-tenons, furniture maker Tim Rousseau usually turns to his handplanes, but there are other options. In this short video, Rousseau highlights some of his favorites, including a super-simple router jig that makes flush trimming a breeze.
Tim always has useful concise organized advice. FW should have him review or consult on other video content scripts for brevity and focus.
Or barring that, just have more Tim Rousseau videos! ;-)
Another Ah Ha moment for me. Sever the wood fibers with a plane iron. Great video.
Well done. Very helpful.
I always enjoy watching Tim Rousseau's videos. He is a natural teacher that breaks down the instructions in a simple and understanding manner.
Tim, have to admit I occasionally will use a router or similar tool to speed things up when in a hurry. All great tips, especially using the plane iron. One question: Do you have the dimensions of the router jig handy?
Sever the wood fibers! An obvious step I never thought of! My preferred method is to throw it on my 6X48 belt sand or grab the router with my ball bearing profile bit. Woodworking is so enjoyable because there is always something to learn. Thanks Tim!
A simple eloquent and great video. There is always something new to learn: the router jig and severing the edges and taping the file. I also have a place for my edging sander.
Excellent video. Clear and concise. I'd like to see more of his videos. This video is one of the best I've seen on FWW.
Its on my bucket list before my time is up to take an extended course with Tim at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine my most favorite part of the world, there's nothing more that this old woodworker could ever ask for.
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