By Joshua Farnsworth
HOW TO CUT WOODWORKING JOINTS WITH HAND TOOLS
Woodworkers cut joints in wood in order to get the wood to fit (and stay) together to create furniture. Below you will see many free Wood And Shop video tutorials for cutting various furniture joints using traditional hand tools. You can click the buttons to see the photos and resources that go along with the videos (on the accompanying blog posts). We’ll keep adding more, so keep checking back!
HOW TO CUT DOVETAIL JOINTS | PINS FIRST:
Woodworking master Frank Klausz invited me into his new New Jersey workshop and showed me his amazing and fast method for “pins first” dovetails with hand tools.
HOW TO MAKE A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT BY HAND:
In this video Joshua Farnsworth simplifies how to make a mortise and tenon joint, one of the strongest and most used woodworking joints.
HOW TO CUT GROOVES WITH A STANLEY 45 COMBINATION PLANE:
HOW TO CUT DOVETAIL JOINTS | TAILS FIRST:
This video playlist (15 short videos) shares the step-by-step dovetailing techniques taught to me by Roy Underhill (Woodwright’s Shop TV show) and Bill Anderson during a 5 day traditional woodworking class. I have tried to include all the details that Roy and Bill taught me several years ago.
HOW TO MAKE BREADBOARD ENDS | PART 1
Joshua Farnsworth and Will Myers discuss and show how to build breadboard ends for tables & desks in this two-part video tutorial.
HOW TO MAKE BREADBOARD ENDS | PART 2
Will Myers continues the tutorial on how to build breadboard ends for tables and desks, in this second video of the two-part tutorial on how to build breadboard ends.
HOW TO MAKE A SECRET MITERED DOVETAIL JOINT
Master craftsman Kaare Loftheim shows how to build this historic wood joint in the Hay Cabinet Maker Shop at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
HOW TO CUT A HALF-LAP DOVETAIL JOINT
Will Myers shows how to cut this wonderful joint with simple woodworking hand tools, while filming the Moravian Workbench DVD in Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s school.
HOW TO CUT A SHIP LAP JOINT
Joshua Farnsworth teaches how to cut a simple ship Lap joint with hand tools. Ship Lap joints are use for drawer bottoms, cabinet backs, etc.
HOW TO MAKE A WEDGED MORTISE & TENON JOINT
Will Myers shows how to cut, chop, and wedge a very strong mortise & tenon joint while building the historical Moravian Workbench vice at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School.
HOW TO CUT A DADO JOINT WITH HAND TOOLS
HOW TO CUT A RABBET JOINT WITH HAND TOOLS:
HOW TO CUT HALF-LAP DOVETAIL JOINTS BY HAND:
HOW TO MAKE TONGUE AND GROOVE JOINTS BY HAND:
Will Myers puts this traditional tusk tenon joint thorugh a pressure test to see how strong they really are!
Next I’ll cover Assembly & Gluing up…
Shortcut to 10 steps:
- Step 1: Buy the Right Woodworking Hand Tools
- Step 2: Setup Your Workshop & Tool Storage
- Step 3: Learn how to Tune, Refurbish, & Sharpen Tools
- Step 4: Learn how to Use Woodworking Hand Tools
- Step 5: Learn how to Design Woodworking Projects
- Step 6: Learn how to Choose Stable, Strong, & Beautiful Wood
- Step 7: Learn how to Square & Flatten Rough Boards
- Step 8: Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints
- Step 9: Learn how to Assemble, Fasten, & Glue-up
- Step 10: Learn how to Traditionally Finish the Wood