Episode #32: Entertainment Center Case Joinery

The case dovetails are done, but that doesn’t mean the cases are ready for assembly yet. While dovetails typically take center stage in the Miss Joinery Pageant, there are plenty of other types of case joinery that must be completed in order to build a solid case piece. Specifically for these cases, I still need to make the grooves and rabbets for the backs in the center and side cases, respectively. I also need to make some dadoes in the top and bottom of the center case for a vertical divider. To make these joints quickly and precisely, I call on specialized planes designed just for the purpose. They may be one trick ponies, but they are masters of their respective tasks. For a small number of joints in a one off piece, not even a router or table saw can compete with their efficiency.



6 thoughts on “Episode #32: Entertainment Center Case Joinery

  1. This is a very informative and interesting video. It’s much clearer to me now how to use these tools. Thanks a lot!

  2. Dadgummit!! The video will not play. After the initial advertisement (and being a relocated woodworker living in Dallas, I really didn’t need to see Troy Aikman!! 🙂 all I get is an error message: “Sorry, we’re unable to play this episode”.

    Side note:
    It’s been a couple of years since I watched your earlier videos (porringer tea table and workbench), and I happenned to drop in again. Your style, approach, and natural ability to instruct has hooked me again! You do a great job. Thank you for putting the time into producing these.

    • Thanks for the heads up David! I’m not sure what’s going on with this one. It was working at one time. I did get an email that the hurricane affected some of my video hosting site’s servers, so this may be causing some hiccups. I’ll have to check a few more episodes and see if any others are affected. In any case, I’ll try to get this one fixed as soon as I can. Thanks!

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