• File Joints for a Perfect FitFile Joints for a Perfect Fit

    by Chris Gochnour

    Files are great for removing wood when a joint is almost together—but not quite. A file will delicately trim a joint until it slides home with hand pressure and ...

  • How to Build Beautiful Cases from PlywoodHow to Build Beautiful Cases from Plywood

    by Craig Thibodeau

    There's a lot of creative freedom in building cases with veneered panels. Veneer makes it possible to use a variety of exotic woods and dramatic figure, and wrapping ...

  • How to Make a Double Bridle JointHow to Make a Double Bridle Joint

    by Ian Godfrey

    Strong and handsome, the double bridle joint is well-suited to a structural role in furniture. The double mortises and interlocking tenons provide a lot of glue ...

  • Juice Up Your JoineryJuice Up Your Joinery

    by Hank Gilpin

    Hank Gilpin fell in love with the mortise-and-tenon more than 40 years ago, and he's been playing with the joint ever since, finding ways to add strength and ramp ...

  • 4 Planes for Joinery4 Planes for Joinery

    by Vic Tesolin

    Specialty planes make it easier to build furniture by hand. By adding a shoulder plane, a router plane, a rabbet plane, and a plow plane to his collection, Vic ...

  • Perfect Tenons by MachinePerfect Tenons by Machine

    by Tim Coleman

    When you need to cut a lot of mortise-and-tenon joints, it can pay to take a page from Timothy Coleman's book and treat the whole process as a production challenge. ...

  • Secrets to a Perfect Mitered BoxSecrets to a Perfect Mitered Box

    by Matt Kenney

    What's so hard about making a mitered box? On the face of it, it seems an easy project. But if you want to turn out a beautiful small box, all the details have ...

  • Lock Mortises Made EasyLock Mortises Made Easy

    by Michael Pekovich

    Installing a half-mortise lock by hand is a tedious and time-consuming process. So Michael Pekovich designed a routing jig for the shallow mortises, a second routing ...

  • Pocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and StrongPocket-Hole Joinery is Fast and Strong

    by Mark Edmundson

    Inexpensive and easy, pocket-hole joinery enables beginning woodworkers and veterans alike to create strong, versatile joints wherever there's room for a clamp. ...

  • Powerful New Joint: Housed Double TenonsPowerful New Joint: Housed Double Tenons

    by Brian Boggs

    This strong, weather-tight joint takes care of the problem of moisture wicking into the end grain of tenon shoulders on a traditional mortise-and-tenon joint. The ...

  • How To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by HandHow To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors by Hand

    by Andrew Hunter

    The doors on Andrew Hunter's country hutch are rock solid. The rails and stiles are joined with haunched through-tenons, which are suited to hand-tool woodworking ...

  • How To Cut Compound-Angle DovetailsHow To Cut Compound-Angle Dovetails

    by Chris Gochnour

    After you’ve mastered the basic dovetail, you can try more complicated variations, such as the compound-angle type. Chris Gochnour demonstrates that making a compound-angle ...

  • Drawbored TenonsDrawbored Tenons

    by Steve Latta

    Drawboring a mortise-and-tenon joint means offsetting the hole in the tenon so that the pin pulls the parts together tightly—and permanently. If your tenon shoulders ...

  • Simple Trick for Cleaner Dovetail JointsVideo: Simple Trick for Cleaner Dovetail Joints

    with Bob Van Dyke

    Learn a simple technique for super-tight dovetails

  • How to Cut Perfect Dovetails with TapeHow to Cut Perfect Dovetails with Tape

    by Michael Pekovich

    Learn how ordinary blue painter's tape can help you cut tight-fitting dovetails every time. Michael Pekovich's method has been tested on novice woodworkers and ...

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