In the end I decided to work on the base first. Using a piece of walnut of approximately the right size, I planed one face flat, using winding sticks to check for twist. I then planed one long edge square to this registration face to create a registration edge.
Then using a marking gauge I scribed a line from the registration edge for the final width on both faces, and planed down to create the opposite edge. Continue reading “Making and glueing up the base – Dovetail box #2”