Are you looking for a way to instantly increase the perceived value of your boxes and cabinets? This tutorial will show you how. (Hint: It's not as simple as polishing them)
Surprisingly, of all the tools that my students use, the marking gauge seems to be the one that causes the most issues to begin with. Why is this?
In this video, I show you how to cut a Lapped Dovetail entirely by hand. This joint is perfect when you want to mechanical strength of a dovetail, but don't necessarily want endgrain showing. Drawer front being a great example of this.
In this video, I show you how to cut a haunched Mortice and Tenon Joint entirely by hand. This is a very strong joint to use on chairs, door frames, and table legs. However it can also be applied to many other applications too.
In this video, I show you how to cut a bridle joint by hand. This is a beautiful joint when done well as is also incredibly versatile.
You now have a face side and a face edge that are perfectly flat and square to one another. Now comes the time to hog off some material and make the two faces parallel to one another. This requires a lot of elbow grease so get warming up!
In this video, I show you how to mark out and cut an angled dovetail perfectly. It is strongly recommended you watch my video on How to Cut a Dovetail Joint by Hand before watching this video!
In this lesson I teach you how to make one of the most essential joints in woodworking, the mitred dovetail.
The pinnacle of hand cut joinery. The dovetail joint is an extremely versatile, decorate and strong joint that crasftman aspire to master. In this lesson, I show you how to get an accurate gap-free fit and share many tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Building on from the Corner Halving Joint, this one follows much the same premise but allows you to work towards achieving a snug fit. This requires accurate marking out and very careful chisel work by removing as little material as possible at a time.