Woodworking 101 - Common Woodworking Joinery

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 05-19-2013 06:34 PM 3464 reads 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ask a couple of my woodworking friends to help me talk to you about some common woodworking joinery. Woodworking joinery is the method of joining two pieces of wood together to create a more complex item. Woodworking Joinery is the one thing we as woodworkers need to know and this video talks about 4 common woodworking joints that you are most likely to use in your projects.

In this video you will learn about the following joints

Half Lap Joints – Presented by Jay Bates
Jay’s YouTube Channel –
Making a Kerf Maker Jig –

Mortis and Tenon Joints – Presented by Brian Grella
Brians YouTube Channel –
Tenon Jig for the Table Saw –

Miter Joints – Presented by Steve Ramsey Woodworking For Mere Mortals
Steve’s YouTube Channel –
Build a Miter Jig –

Box Joints – Presented by Laney Shaughnessy
Making the Box Joint Jig – Video will be released in a few days!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 08:16 PM

That was a great video ! Thanks

-- Coach Mancuso

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 12:21 AM

Great video, was interesting to watch, thanks.
It got me thinking though, and I was wondering; does anyone know what era finger / box joints came into use? Of the four common joints shown, it occurred to me that the box joint is one that doesn’t readily fit into a hand tool cutting scenario, and is more conducive to rotary machine production.
While we’re on he topic, I was also wondering: has anyone ever seen a “half lap box joint”?
Thanks again for the video, was fun to watch.

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 01:01 AM

Don’t bogart those joints, my friend…........plz cut them for me… lol A very good 3-some there, actually, 4-some

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 08:22 PM

That was a GREAT video, especially the last part with the jig you created and how taught us to do both at once. Very good advice!

-- Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. John Wayne

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 08:33 PM

Nice video. Thanks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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