Most woodworkers will agree that the table saw is at the heart of a woodshop, and is key to making quality woodworking projects. This video class will help ensure that you’re getting the most out of your table saw by increasing your table saw joinery “vocabulary.”
In this class, we’ll take you through the following joints, step-by-step:
- Half Laps
- Rabbeted Half Laps
- Cross Halving
- Drawer Lock
In addition to showing you every detail required to master these joints, in many cases we’ll show you multiple approaches to making individual joints. This provides you with a handful of techniques, instead of just one, making it more of a sure bet that one will work great for you and your shop.
Much of the joinery work in this class will be done using a stackable dado head, accompanied by dado shims. We’ll show you how to use the dado head, configure it correctly to avoid chipping the dado’s teeth, build it up to a perfect width, and set its height. We’ll also show you when and where flat top grind saw blades are a must-have for joinery, a double saw blade set up for cutting tenons, the use of a tenon jig, and how to use a sacrificial fence.
RULES OF THE ROAD
There are general conventions for depth of dadoes and sizing of tenons. This class provides you with rules you can follow to make sure you’re getting the proportion right for strong joints.
MORE THAN JUST A VIDEO CLASS
In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this online class provides you with some downloadable resources and helpful information to print and keep, including: A detailed Class Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key points of the class instruction; and a resources document that will help you find the products and elements you’ll see in the class.
NOTE: This Class video instruction is also available for purchase in DVD form. If you prefer to own a physical copy, you can purchase the Class DVD here.