Test Your Joinery Skills
- Learn secrets to nine essential joints using traditional hand tools
- Achieve excellent results using Ron's time-tested techniques
- Discover the best ways to correct your mistakes
- Take your hand work skills to the next level
Harken Back to the Days of a Traditional Apprenticeship!
Ron Herman guides you step by step through the joints that he was taught during his apprenticeship. Similar to a divided light window, Ron uses just six pieces of wood to build a frame using nine essential joints including: mitered butt joint, pinned mitered butt joint, corner slip, corner half-lap, half-lap dovetail, mortise-and-tenon, bridle and the center half-lap joint. Ron also incorporates the modern pocket-screw joint.
You’ll benefit from Ron’s vast knowledge of hand tools and years of experience as he teaches you the proper techniques to master these joints.
Includes a SketchUp file of the joints and printable PDF for reference.
Ron Herman is the owner of Antiquity Builders of Ohio, a century-old family business. As a master housewright and carpenter, Ron works on historically accurate restoration projects using traditional hand tools and techniques.