• 17:02

    There are many types of joinery that can be used in woodworking; dovetails, splines, butt joints, miters, finger joints, dados, biscuits, mortise and tenon, and others. Of all the woodworking joints, both historical and modern, mortise and tenon joints have been the workhorse of furniture construction joinery for centuries. Cutting mortises is one of those…

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  • 9:18

    A cross halving joint is a strong, simple joint that is commonly used in applications ranging from simple boxes, to furniture, or complex egg crate inserts. As with many aspects of woodworking, there are a variety of ways to create a cross halving joint. Methods for creating this joint might involve a table saw, bandsaw,…

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  • 11:14

    If you’re building furniture, there’s a good chance you’ll be using mortise and tenon joinery. Want to make an exceptionally robust frame? Half lap joints are a rock solid way to go. You can easily, and accurately, but tenons and half laps on your table saw, once you know a few tricks. Start with a…

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  • 4:11

    One of the most common questions we get at WWGOA is about using the jointer, and not getting parallel faces or edges from the jointing process. It’s important to understand what jointers do and don’t do. Once you get this, you’ll be better able to get what you want from your jointer. Jointers Excel At……

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  • 5:09

    There are LOTS of ways to join wood. One tried and true method is to use screws to fasten parts together. But this can leave screws heads showing and, in most cases, you don’t want screw heads as a decorative element in your project. No problem, we can take care of that. It’s a fairly…

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  • 2:56

    When you’re using tools like a biscuit joiner, Festool Domino or dowel machine, they all have a commonality. They each have a fence that registers the tool on your work. We rely on the fence not only for registration, but also to keep the machine at the correct angle relative to the work. This becomes…

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  • 4:09

    There are a handful of topics and questions that pop up pretty regularly in the woodworking world. Most commonly: should I or shouldn’t I add glue to pocket hole joints? If you ask a room full of woodworkers you’ll probably get answers that fall on both sides of the fence. We decided to do a…

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  • 4:46

    If you want to know how to make strong mitered corners, it’s partially about cutting technique, but even more about assembly technique. A miter glue up can be a daunting task, even to an expert woodworker. The joints can seem to have a mind of their own when you’re doing a miter glue up, when…

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  • 3:31

    There are lots of aspects of woodworking that are intuitive. Some, not so much. This is an example of not so much. Routers and Fences One way to guide a router through a cut is to attach a fence to the router, allowing the fence to ride along the edge of your work. An alternative…

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