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

DRILLING

Guide to Common Drill Bits 84

Helpful Drilling Guides 85

SHAPING

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

CLAMPING, GLUING & FASTENING

Choosing Adhesives 95

Clamping & Gluing Techniques 98

Gallery of Clamps 100

SANDING & FINISHING

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

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