Sure, you can use metal fasteners (nails, screws etc.) and build nice-looking projects. But if you want your work to outlast its maker, you need to learn how to cut solid joinery -- it makes your projects stronger, more attractive and more durable.
In “Joinery Basics,” you get a introduction to some of the most useful and common joints in woodworking: rabbets, finger joints, mortise-and-tenons, dovetails and more. With these must-know joints in your tool kit, you'll be well on your way to making most any project -- and making it to last.
You'll find a combination of hand- and power-tool techniques -- approaches that can be achieved with the tools and machinery found in most woodworking shops -- from some of our best-loved and most experienced writers: Glen D. Huey, Robert W. Lang and Christopher Schwarz.
Plus the final article, Christopher's dovetailed plane cabinet, not only teaches you hand-cut dovetails, but grooves and dados, too. And of course, when you're done with that project, you'll have improved your skills and have a nice-looking storage piece for your planes.