The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-30
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
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The Joint Book is the ultimate workshop reference, giving woodworkers all the knowledge they need to choose the right joint for the job. It also features step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making over 70 joints, including mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, miters and more. In short, it covers every basic joint in every joint family--including a range of joint variations and helpful jigs.

Table of Contents

Aids to Accuracy and Order
Measuring and Markingp. 4
Squares and Anglesp. 6
Exact Clamping and Assemblyp. 8
Designing Joints
The Basic Orientations of Wood Partsp. 10
The Elements of Joineryp. 13
Wood Material and Joint Designp. 14
Choosing a Jointp. 18
Glues and Gluingp. 20
Edge and Scarf Joints
About Edge Jointsp. 24
Plain Butt Glue Jointp. 26
Splined Jointp. 29
Tongue and Groovep. 31
About Scarf Jointsp. 33
End-to-End Scarfp. 34
Edge-to-Edge Scarfp. 36
Squint-Butted Scarfp. 38
Lapped and Housed Joints
About Lap Jointsp. 40
Shop-made Aids to Waking Lap Jointsp. 43
End Lapp. 45
Center Lapp. 48
Angled T-Lapp. 51
Jigged Edge Lapp. 53
Box Joint on the Table Sawp. 55
About Housed Jointsp. 58
Full Housing by Handp. 60
Full Housing on the Table sawp. 62
Routed Housed Rabbetp. 64
Stop-Routed Housed Rabbetp. 66
About the Mortise-and-Tenonp. 68
Choosing and Using Mortise and Tenonp. 72
Basic Mortise-and-Tenonp. 76
Open Slot Mortise on a Radial-Arm Sawp. 80
Through Mortise by Handp. 82
Angled Mortise and Tenonp. 84
Through Wedged Tenonp. 87
Draw-Bored Tenonp. 89
Angled Tenon and Shoulderp. 91
Slip, or Loose, Tenonp. 93
Haunched Tenonp. 96
Sloped Haunched Tenonp. 98
Mortise-and-Tenon with Panel Groovep. 100
Mortise-and-Tenon for a Rabbeted Framep. 102
Mortise-and-Tenon for a Mouided Framep. 104
Miters and Bevels
About Miters and Beveisp. 106
Frame Miter by Handp. 112
Feathered Miter on a Radial-Arm Sawp. 114
Lap Miterp. 116
Housed Rabbet Miterp. 118
Locked Miterp. 120
Waterfall Jointp. 122
Rabbet Miterp. 124
Compound Miter by Machinep. 126
Compound Miter by Handp. 128
Choosing and Using Dovetailsp. 130
Through Dovetailp. 134
Half-Blind Dovetailp. 138
Blind Mitered Dovetailp. 140
Stopped Tapered Dovetail by Handp. 142
Sliding Dovetail Drawer Jointp. 144
Dovetail Keysp. 146
Butterfly Keysp. 148
Dovetail Splinesp. 150
Dowels and Biscuits
About Dowelsp. 152
Using Dowelsp. 155
Reinforced Width Miterp. 158
Moulded-Edge Carcass Jointp. 160
Doweled Framing Jointp. 162
About Biscuit Joineryp. 164
Flush Framing Jointp. 166
Biscuited T Orientationp. 168
Offset L Jointp. 170
Fasteners, Hardware, and Knockdown Joints
Using Wood Screwsp. 172
Assembly Fasleners, and Reinforcementsp. 174
Keyed Tenonp. 178
Half-Dovetail Tenonp. 180
Joint Selectorp. 182
Glossaryp. 186
Index and Tablep. 190
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