Woodworking Joinery

Woodworking Joints and Joinery Videos

Looking for the perfect woodworking joints to complete your wood projects? Check out our woodworking joinery videos. We cover how to create them all from cutting dados to rub joints.

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  • Dadoes - Get a Perfect Fit Router Table

    Router Table Setup Using Test Cuts for Perfect Dadoes

    Dado joints are a time-honored approach for case joinery. When choosing to use a router to create this joint, router table setup is critical to creating the perfect fit that you’re after. On a table saw equipped with a dado head you would use shims to dial in the perfect width for your dado, but… Read more »

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    Great Auto-Adjusting Clamp Solutions

    Looking for cool clamping solutions for your shop? The new Automaxx clamps from Kreg are worth a look. They provide excellent clamping power and, amazingly, they auto adjust to varying thicknesses of stock. No fussing with the clamp capacity; just squeeze and go. Applications Kreg makes their Automaxx clamps in a variety of configurations. Whether… Read more »

  • Dado - Getting a Perfect Fit - Table Saw

    Using a Dado Stack Buildup on the Table Saw

    Dado joints provide herculean strength while being relatively simple to mill on a table saw, making them the obvious choice when it comes to cabinet carcase construction. If there is a catch, it is that getting your table saw set up properly with a dado stack to accurately mill dadoes to the correct width can… Read more »

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    Determine the Ideal Depth for Any Dado Cut

    Dadoes provide an excellent way to join cabinet sides to shelves, but in order for the joint to be strong the dado cut needs to be right. There are two common conventions for determining the depth of a dado cut, and we’ll explain them here. Why a dado? Dadoes are significantly stronger than a butt… Read more »

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    Safe Feed Direction With a Hand-Held Router Fence

    Adding a router fence to your hand-held router provides a great enhancement to one of the most versatile tools in your shop. A good quality router fence enables you to mill grooves, dadoes, and flutes, consistently following the edge of your wood router projects. Without a router fence, you are limited in the accuracy and… Read more »

  • How to Make a Box Joint Jig

    How to Make a Box Joint Jig

    Box joints are a wonderful combination of form and function. They look great, especially when made with contrasting materials and, with their significant surface area for glue, are very strong. Our shop-made table saw box joint jig is simple to make and easy to use. In all likelihood you have enough scrap in your shop… Read more »

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    Box Joint Jig Video: How to Make a Box Joint Jig/Finger Joint Jig for a Tablesaw

    Box joints, also called finger joints, are a great way to join corners on a box. Not only do they add a significant amount of strength, they also look great. Especially when the box joint is made from contrasting materials. The table saw, equipped with a dado head, provides a great way to make box… Read more »

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    My Introduction to Wooden Boats

    For the past four summers I have made the trip from my Upper Michigan summer home out east to take classes at the famous WoodenBoat (not a spelling error) School in Brooklin, Maine, which is just a stone’s throw south of Acadia National Park on the Atlantic coast. I’ve been a woodworker all my life… Read more »

  • The Dovetail Angle Explained | WWGOA

    Dovetail Angle Explained

    Learn the secrets to creating your joinery with the appropriate dovetail angle. While there are many ways to join two boards together in woodworking joinery, most woodworkers carry a respect and appreciation for the time-honored dovetail joint. It has been long revered for its beauty because of the way that it artfully joins two boards… Read more »

  • Dovetail Joinery: Know Your Dovetails | WWGOA

    Dovetail Joinery: The Parts of a Dovetail

    Learn to speak the language of dovetail joinery. Dovetail joinery represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship for many woodworkers, and at some point in our pursuit of the craft, most of us feel the urge to try our hand at creating these interlocking masterpieces. Before scribing the first line or making the first cut, it is… Read more »