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Essential Corner Joints for Cabinetmakers

Material strength, appearance and the tools you have available are all important factors to consider......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Finger Joint Jig

We recently discussed an ingenious jig for making finger joints on a router table. If you need to cu......

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How to Make Finger Joints

Each part of the finger joint - also known as a box-lock or corner-lock joint - is a regular 90 degr......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Self-clamping Glue-up

Imagine a system for making your own modular furniture that invisibly and firmly clamps itself toget......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Gluing end grain

The received wisdom on gluing end grain has often been to avoid it altogether - not only end to end ......

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The Butterfly Joint

Do you ever get a gut feeling about some jobs? I remember going to measure up for some fitted cupboa......

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How to Make Dowelled Joints

When furniture ceased to be handmade and mass production took over in the first half of the 19th cen......

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Butterflies and Bevel Top Dovetails

Ambrose Heal was an influential designer born at the right time into a family that owned a successfu......

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Rocking Chair

The client, who commissioned the rocking chair, had already purchased a small stool from me made in ......

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Making American Arts and Crafts Furniture

This article looks at techniques used for creating the style of American Arts and Crafts furniture, ......