Wood Glue Curing Versus Drying Time

wood glue, glue drying, clamping

Joinery is one of the most critical parts of woodworking, especially fine woodworking. Often the most important difference between an experienced woodworker and a novice is their joinery. The ability to make tight joints which add to a piece’s beauty, rather than detracting from it, is a skill that takes considerable time to master. For … Read more

Miter Clamps

cauls, f-clamps, notches

One doesn’t have to do a lot of woodworking before coming up against the necessity of creating tight miter joints. It seems like many simple projects require miter joints at some point, creating challenges for new and experienced woodworkers alike. While cutting a miter joint doesn’t require the degree of skill that dovetails do, getting … Read more

Woodworking Knuckle Joint

rule joint

Clean, tight joinery is how to tell any woodworker’s experience level. Those who can make nice, tight joints have obviously been practicing their craft for some time. Others, who don’t have that level of experience, usually try to get by with machine cut joints, which are never quite as tight as they can be made … Read more

Mortise and Tenon Joint

mortise, tenon, joints

Joining wood together in a way that is attractive and secure is the most challenging part of woodworking. It’s usually possible to tell the level of skill of any woodworker, by looking at the quality of their joinery. Experienced woodworkers will join pieces together with no gap left, while those without much experience will not … Read more

Dowel Joints

dowel joint, wood

Woodworking can be a very rewarding hobby. One can make nearly anything that they can imagine as long as they have the skills to get the job done. For example, instead of purchasing a new bookshelf or bedside table you can build your own using plywood. This may sound easy to many people. I, for … Read more

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