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Basic Woodworking Joints

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Dowel Joint. Drill aligning holes in each piece of wood, then glue dowels in place for a tight joint. Perfection requires a centering tool.


Lap Joint. Add gluing surface and strength to a butt joint by cutting a rabbet in the overlapping piece.


Miter Joint. Create this corner joint by sawing one end of each piece to 450. It demands accurate cutting.

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Comments (3)
haumann58422 wrote:

Learning fundamentals is never a mistake. Fundamentals are only boring to those of us who are already familiar with them.

9/19/2014 08:12:50 AM Report Abuse
caskidsoil wrote:

Another great idea by WOOD MAGAZINE ...still my favorite source of edification in the WW World ML"Mike" Caswell PE

9/18/2014 02:36:24 PM Report Abuse
caskidsoil wrote:

I have coached 13yrs of little league baseball, 7 years of Jr. High football. Starting kids out on something so PLAIN& SIMPLE is a mistake! Don't start them on Dovetails BUT at least start them on something that is challenging...Dowels maybe. ML"Mike"Caswell PE

9/18/2014 02:29:55 PM Report Abuse

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