Author Archives: Bill Hylton

Bill Hylton

Tongue and Groove Joinery

There are many ways to cut this popular edge-to-edge joint. by Bill Hylton from the April 2005 issue A tongue-and-groove joint is an edge joint with a mechanical interlock. The edge of one board has a groove. A matching tongue is formed on the edge of the mating board. The tongue goes into the...

Frame Miter Joints

These elegant joints are difficult to cut and clamp. These jigs can help. by Bill Hylton from the December 2003 issue The only frame joint that doesn’t leave a bit of end grain exposed is the miter joint. Given that it’s almost invisible when done right, it’s visually appealing, so you see it used...

The Drawer Book – Excerpt

A drawer alone — just an open box — is an oddity. For it to work as intended, it has to be installed in a case in a way that allows it to be opened and closed. In this excerpt from "The Drawer Book", you'll learn all about runners, guides and kickers to make...