There's no doubt about it, the glue-up phase of any woodworking project is often a stressful situation which, without proper preparation, can lead to disaster. Learn how to properly glue up some of the most common woodworking joints with our multi-part video series, 3 Steps to Great Glue-Ups. In this installment, learn how to glue up sliding dovetail joinery.

Glue bottles3 Steps to Great Glue-Ups

There's no doubt about it, the glue-up phase of any woodworking project is often a stressful situation which, without proper preparation, can lead to disaster. Learn how to properly glue up some of the most common woodworking joints with our multi-part video series, 3 Steps to Great Glue-Ups.
1 lineEDGE JOINTS
Edge-gluing boards together seems like a pretty straight-forward operation. But if you're not careful, you could end up with misaligned joints and leftover glue that could interfere with your finish. Learn how to edge glue boards like a woodworking pro.
2 lineDADO JOINTS
Most commonly used to join shelves to case sides, the humble dado joint requires a woodworker to know where and how much adhesive to apply.
3 lineSTOPPED MORTISE-AND-TENON JOINTS
It's one of the most common joints in furniture construction, yet most woodworkers tend to apply too much glue to their mortise-and-tenon joinery. Learn how to avoid nasty glue squeeze-out when assembling this workhorse of a joint.
4 lineTHROUGH MORTISE-AND-TENON JOINTS
Through mortise-and-tenon joinery requires careful preparation and glue application. Botch this glue-up and you could be left with exposed tenons that are stained with glue, inhibiting a proper finish.
5 lineDOVETAIL JOINTS
It's pins vs. tails in this classic woodworking joint. Learn the proper way to glue up dovetail joints with a minimum of squeeze-out. Plus, tips on clamping.
6 lineNOW PLAYING
Sliding Dovetail Joints: Apply too much glue to this joint and the assembly phase of your woodworking project could come to a grinding halt. Learn how glue can work for, or against you with glue-up strategies for sliding dovetail joints.


Edited by: Gary Junken