Wood Joinery

Joinery: Casework vs. Furnituremaking 56

Butt Joints 58

Biscuit-Reinforced Butt Joints 60

Dowel-Reinforced Butt Joints 62

Dado & Rabbet Joints 64

Tongue & Groove Joints 67

Cutting Dovetail Joints by Hand 68

Cutting Finger Joints with a Jig 72

Making Mortise-and-tenon Joints 74

Lap Joints 80


Guide to Common Drill Bits 84

Helpful Drilling Guides 85


Thickness Planing with a Hand Plane 87

Follow the Grain as You Plane 88

Traditional Shaping Tools Have a Place in Any Shop 89

Working with Routers 90


Choosing Adhesives 95

Clamping & Gluing Techniques 98

Gallery of Clamps 100


Sanding Strategies 105

Sanders & Sanding Blocks 107

How To Make Custom Sanding Blocks 108

Cabinet Scrapers 109

Plugging Screw Counterbores HO

How To Revitalize Hardened Paintbrushes 114

Using Chemical Strippers 115

Wood Working 101

Wood Working 101

Have you ever wanted to begin woodworking at home? Woodworking can be a fun, yet dangerous experience if not performed properly. In The Art of Woodworking Beginners Guide, we will show you how to choose everything from saws to hand tools and how to use them properly to avoid ending up in the ER.

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