Practical #4

How To Cut Intermediate Joinery By Hand

You have learnt the basic skills of marking out, cutting and refining joints as well as completed a dovetail box. So it's now time to step up the game and begin cutting some more challenging joinery in preparation for our upcoming projects. 

How To Cut a Bridle Joint

This joint is a beautiful way of joining a corner as it is essentially an exposed mortise and tenon. In addition, the contrast between side grain and end grain is stunning.

You will learn:

  • How to mark out the joint
  • How to cut to a line
  • How to refine the joint
  • How to clamp the joint

How To Cut a Mortice and Tenon Joint

Now that you have learnt how to cut a bridle joint, you next need to focus on learning how to cut a mortice and tenon joint. This will be used for frame and panel doors as well as carcass construction in later projects.

You will learn:

  • How to mark out the joint
  • How to cut to a line
  • How to refine the joint
  • How to clamp the joint

How To Cut a Lapped Dovetail Joint

Another essential joint to be able to master. This joint is generally used on drawer fronts where you want to retain the advantages of a through dovetail, yet keep it somewhat hidden.

You will learn:

  • How to mark out the joint
  • How to cut to a line
  • How to refine the joint
  • How to clamp the joint

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