Bandsawn Bridle Joints
Step away from the tablesaw. Brian Boggs argues that his bandsawn bridle joints are simpler, more efficient, and can be cut entirely without layout.
Synopsis: Making bridle joints? Brian Boggs would like you to kindly step away from the tablesaw and try his bandsawn bridle joint technique. He argues that the setup is simpler, the process is more efficient, and the joint can be cut entirely without layout. Also, with a bandsaw, long parts are not a problem.
Most woodworkers cut bridle joints at the tablesaw, which works very well for the task. So why bother using a bandsaw for this dependable joint? Because with the technique I show here, the setup is simpler, the process is more efficient, and both halves of the joint can be cut entirely without layout. A well tuned bandsaw, which is easily precise enough for joinery, is both quieter and safer than a tablesaw. And the bandsaw comfortably handles long parts that pose a problem when you try to cut them vertically on a tablesaw. Give bandsawn bridles…