Woodworking 101 – Common Woodworking Joinery

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 JaysCustomCreations.com
Jay’s YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/Jayscustomcreations
Making a Kerf Maker Jig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5lrmrbgKc

Mortis and Tenon Joints – Presented by Brian Grella GarageWoodworks.com
Brians YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/GarageWoodworks
Tenon Jig for the Table Saw – http://www.garagewoodworks.com/jigsfixtures.php

Miter Joints – Presented by Steve Ramsey Woodworking For Mere Mortals
Steve’s YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/stevinmarin
Build a Miter Jig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00prACPflw

Box Joints – Presented by Laney Shaughnessy
Making the Box Joint Jig –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xDXePtofxE Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJeYeQPpzSU Part 2

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20 Replies to “Woodworking 101 – Common Woodworking Joinery”

  1. When making finger joints on four sides of a box or drawer, why can all four sides not be done at once – two against the guide and two of them one finger-width from it?

  2. Thanks so much for a great video. I am just getting into woodwork and this excellent video has really motivated me to improve my skills. I have a router and planer on order and just got a new set of Dado blades. This video was fun to watch and your whole team did a fantastic job. I have been watching dozens of woodworking videos. This is my favourite.

  3. Considering you planned the box sides, why would you not cut all 4 with a top finger at once and cut the other 4 together to make the 4 box joints. Feels really inefficient and open to error putting your own offset each time. I appreciate showing it for 1 join but all 4 seemed odd. Even then, for just 1 join another spacer for the offset feels like a better solution after going to the effort to make the whole jig

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  5. This is great information for all. Beginners get something to start from, and those working with wood for a while can always use a refresher every now and then. Stumbled upon your video while looking for a remedy for my bridle joint. Glad to see some of you younger kids so knowledgeable on woodworking.

  6. Woodworking 101, with thousands of dollars in tools. I think someone who has all of these tools is probably someone who already knows this stuff, and probably wouldn’t watch this video.

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