This was one of Paul’s first teaching and training projects which he developed specifically for his hands-on classes for early woodworkers to start on. That was in the early 1990s, so 30 years ago, and many a thousand students have made it to learn about shelf making. The goal is the mastery of accuracy, using sharp tools to develop two types of housing dadoes, the stopped and the stepped. This video gives the first woodworking joint most woodworkers start with and shows how to get a snug fit every time.
You can watch the second episode of this project here.
You can watch the third episode of this project here.