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

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