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.
Cutting Intermediate Woodworking Joints by Hand
This course teaches people how to cut woodworking joints using hand tools only. We cover fundamental techniques such as:
- Preparing timber
- Layout of assembly lines
- Marking out joinery
- Cutting accurately with a saw
- Refining back to marking lines with a chisel
- Adjusting joints where required
- Assembling, gluing and cleaning up joints effectively.
This is the second of three difficulty tiers with hand cut joinery. All instructions are provided step-by-step and downloads/printouts are also available to take to the workshop with you.
If you cannot get your hand cut joinery up to standard, this is the course for you.
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.