Building a Sideboard Part 4: Laying out and Rough Cutting the Components | Hand Tool Woodworking
- Published on Aug 13, 2018
- Now we are going to see some progress! Today I lay out and start cutting the main components of the sideboard. Basically, I take a straight edge and some measuring tools and lay out the various pieces I need, but before I can do that, I use my scrub plane to reveal the grain of each board.
I do this so I can plan accordingly. For example, I don't want pieces with seriously gnarly knots for structural components. I DO want straight grain for the doors and the main dividing rails (the long horizontal ones), so I need to take a look at what I have, and plan it all out.
To do this, I make a detailed cut list of every piece I will need and its final dimensions, including joinery, etc.
Then, as I lay it all out, I leave about 1/4" extra of width for each piece, and another 1/2"-1" length.
Where possible, I try to make pieces in sequence, like the door rails, I took from a single, long piece and cut it apart into separate ones. More on that in another video, though.
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If you'd like to stay up to date on the real-time progress for the sideboard, check my instagram account, below. There, you'll see that I'm actually moving along at quite the pace, considering I'm not using any electricity except for lighting and heat (ha!) and since I've got a family and a full-time job!
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