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The hawk-nail joint by Japanese woodworker Kintaro Yazawa is a stunning example of exposed joinery. Show us what you can do by entering our Expose Yourself! Gallery contest.
Members of the Arts and Crafts movement like Gustav Stickley and the Greene brothers favored “honest” joinery, letting their craftsmanship stand proud. The result was a style of joinery that put these construction methods on display like the through tenon and pegs.
We want to see how you’ve put your construction methods on display in our latest Gallery challenge: Expose Yourself! Show us your pegs, splines, dovetails and even tusks and you’ll get a chance at winning more than $150 in prizes.
Need ideas for creating exposed joinery. Here are some of our favorite articles and videos from FineWoodworking.com that demonstrate how to make and incorporate exposed joints in your furniture.
The Wizard‘s Secrets by Jonathan BinzenLearn how to make Kintaro Yazawa’s one-of-a-kind decorative joints in this how-to article with step-by-step photos.
The Mighty Wedge, by John Nesset. Wedged mortise-and-tenon joinery is a low-tech but effective method of joining wood, and it evokes a sense of timeless craftsmanship matched only by dovetails and other exposed joinery. In this article, furniture maker John Nesset details various methods and applications for using wedges in your joinery.
Mortise and Tenon Joints: Learn from FWW ExpertsGary Rogowski, Garrett Hack, Roland Johnson, and others share their expertise in this roundup of videos and articles from the Fine Woodworking archive.
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