Basic Woodworking Joints
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Basic Woodworking Joints

There are many cases where joints such as the mortise and tenon, used for table and chair legs, are still necessary in spite of modern resin adhesives. However, the strength of traditional woodworking joints is enhanced by a resin bond. Mortise and tenon joint This is used for framed-up constructions including door and cupboard frames,…

Dovetail Joint Variations
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Dovetail Joint Variations

The variations in dovetail joints do use some of the basic principles of the through dovetail. The three types of dovetail joint mentioned here should only be used with hardwood and on “1: shape or carcase-type constructions. Lapped dovetail The effect of this type of joint is to conceal it from the front view and…

How To Make Dovetail Joints
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How To Make Dovetail Joints

Dovetail joints are widely used for box and drawer carcases and upright frames in furniture construction. They provide a strong corner joint which is resistant to pulling stress, indicated by their widespread use between the front of a drawer and its two sides. There are many variations of dovetail joints; in general, the wider the…