Woodworking Essentials: Advanced Joinery

By Nick Engler
Pages: 49-56

From the April 2005 issue #147
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In Chapter 3 of this series we discussed basic joinery on the table saw, including miters, bevels, rabbets, dados and grooves. In this chapter we’re going to take those concepts a step further. Essentially we’ll be using the same techniques. These joints simply require a little more thought before you begin. We’ll be looking at compound miters, tenons, dovetails, lock joints and splines.

Each of these joints can be created using tools other than the table saw. Some might even argue that they can be made more easily on other tools. For example, compound miters can be easily created using a miter saw. Tenons, dovetails (with the help of a jig), lock joints and splines can be handily created using a router or a router table.

But why buy extra machinery, tools and jigs if you don’t have to? All of these joints can be easily achieved with your best friend, the table saw.

From the April 2005 issue #147
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