Choosing suitable jointing methods for your projects can be like gingerly entering a minefield of booby traps but we hope that GW’s guide will make your decisions a little more bomb proof. 

 

 

Part 1...We start with the butt joint.

Technique and tips on edge-to-edge joints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2...Lap and bare-faced shoulder joints.

An improvement on the basic butt joint, with additional strength.

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 3...Box mitre joints.

When to use them, how to do it and how best to add the essential reinforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 4...Finger joints.

When to use them and ways to cut them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 5...Dovetail joints.

If one joint alone typifies fine woodworking it is the dovetail.

 

 

 

 

Article source, Good Woodworking issues 262 - 266