Wood joints


If we spend the money to buy our DIY woodworking power tools, what we want from them is that they make our job easier. One of the most time-consuming carpentry tasks is making wood joints by hand.

 

If you want to learn to cut them by hand with the skill of a master carpenter, I recommend that you look for a school or a teacher with whom you can learn in person. But if you are looking for how to cut them using your DIY electric machines, here is a selection of step-by-step guides and procedures that I use to make box and tenon joints, miter joints and dovetail joints among others.

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My first time bending wood

To make this odd wood joint I had to bend a small strip of wood. And I confess that this ...
Making a structure with wood screws

How to assemble with screws and make a wood structure

Sometimes we need to make a wooden structure quickly and without too much complications, and in these cases the wooden ...
How to make wooden window frame

How to make a wooden window frame

A few months ago I was asked for if I could make a wooden window for a shed. It would ...
Impossible dovetail joint with curved pins and tails

Impossible dovetail joint with curved pins and tails

Let's see how to make a curved dovetail joint on the router table. A variant I came up with to ...
I make dowel joints with the help of the drill press

I make dowel joints with the help of the drill press

In this post you can watch two woodworking videos. In the first one, I show the technique to make joints ...
45 degree miter cut

Miter sled to cut miter joints with the table saw

Making 45-degree miter joints seems pretty straightforward, and it's the type of wood joint we think of for many of ...
Using the drill press as a mortising machine

Mortising on the drill press without mortise attachment

To make mortises to make mortise and tenon woodworking joints we have several options, from using a mortising machine, to ...
How to make or cut tenons with a jigsaw table

How to cut tenons on the jigsaw table

There are many ways to cut tenons to make a mortise and tenon joint to make some piece of furniture ...
How to make tongue-and-groove joints on edge and end grain

How to make tongue and groove without router bit set

En la entrada anterior vimos cómo hacer la guía para fresar uniones machihembradas con la fresadora de columnas. En aquella ocasión ...
Making tongue and groove joints

How to make a tongue and groove jig for plunge router

We could make tongue and groove boards with a router table and a special tongue and groove router bit set ...
Vertical drilling jig on the drill press

Vertical clamping and drilling jig for drill press

Sometimes, in our small woodworking shops we need to come up with how to drill into the head of wood ...
How to cut box joints

How to cut a box joint with hand tools, part 2

Vimos en una entrada anterior cómo cortar los dientes y los huecos de la unión de lazos rectos en la ...
How to cut box joints by hand

How to make a box joint using hand tools, part 1

Sometimes we call them finger joints, but I guess those are other type of wood joints and that the actual ...
How to make a wood support for climbing plant

Wood support for climbing garden plants

A few years ago we planted a climbing plant in the garden, specifically a beautiful wisteria. Fortunately this climbing plant ...
Display case for terracotta pottery pottery

Making a display case for queimada earthenware pot

When my parents had the rural house here in Galicia, I had to spend a couple of summers attending to ...
Tenoning jig for routing tenons on the router table

Tenon jig for router table

Now that I have "fixed" the side fence of my router table, I can already route on the end of ...
Glue and reinforce the joints. enredandonogaraxe.club

Makeshift jig to reinforce miter joints with splines

After the failure of trying to reinforce the mitered joints of the showcase door with tubing, I thought of cutting ...
How to cut a groove. enredandonogaraxe.club

How to cut grooves to attach drawers bottom on the table saw

The simplest option for cutting slots for drawer veneers or other parts of the furniture is usually to use the ...
Milling dovetail joint. enredandonogaraxe.club

How to make dovetail joints on the route table

After the first experiment and mistakes cutting a dovetail joint, I tried cutting hardwood glues with the router table. The ...
How not to make a dovetail joint. enredandonogaraxe.club

Fail cutting a dovetail joint with a hand saw.

I've never really gotten serious about cutting a dovetail joint before, as I don't tend to make many drawers, small ...
Plastic pot and planter. enredandonogaraxe.club

DIY wooden planter box made with pallets

Actually to make this pallet wood planter for the garden I not only use pallet wood, but I also use ...
Guide for miter cuts. enredandonogaraxe.club

Circular saw guide for miter cuts and miter joints

Making 45° or mitered cuts and joints doesn't seem too difficult, after all, what can go wrong? Well, practically everything ...
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