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The dovetail joint is a classic, beautiful & strong method for connecting two pieces of stock. However, there are times where the dovetail wouldn't be the best choice. For instance, what if you need to connect...
Of all dovetail joints, the sliding dovetail may be the least well-known, particularly among relative newcomers to woodworking. However, the sliding dovetail may be the most versatile of all dovetail joints. It is not only very useful for connecting...
When connecting two pieces of wood, probably the most renowned joint is the through dovetail. The through dovetails is strong and beautiful, but there are instances where a through dovetail simply isn't the most aesthetic choice.
Of all woodworking joints, the through dovetail is revered for not only its strength, but also for its beauty. Dovetail joints can be challenging to fashion, but dovetailing jigs and routers have made this joint much easier to perfect.
A rabbet is nothing more than a dado that is cut into the edge of the face of the stock rather than in the center of the stock. A rabbet is great for when a shelf needs to be...
Using a dado is a very functional and strong method for connecting twopieces of stock. Once you learn how to cut a dado, you'll find these woodworking joints especially useful when building cabinets or bookshelves. A dado is a groove cut into...
Pocket joints are nothing more than a screw that is driven diagonally through one board into another. Pocket joints are very similar to dowel joints and mortise & tenon joints. To create a proper pocket joint, the path for the screw must be...
For certain types of woodworking joints such as edge-to-edge joints, miter joints, T-joints and corner joints, there is hardly a better choice than biscuit joints. Properly-cut biscuit joints are strong and accurate, particularly when cutting slots with a woodworking tool called a biscuit...
Types of the mortise and tenon joint have been used for centuries by woodworkers because of their combination of superior strength and simplicity. They are typically used when one piece of stock is joining to the other at 90-degrees, but may be used...
A tongue and groove joint is a unique woodwork joint that is attached edge to edge with two or more pieces of timber. It is made with one edge consisting of a slot that runs down the entire length of the timber and...
Half lap joints are among the most basic of woodworking joints, but there are times where they are the perfect choice for connecting two pieces of stock. A half lap joint is where two pieces of stock, which are...