LESSON #3

Basic Joinery

Now you have lots of practice in marking out, sawing and chiselling, it's now time to get stuck into creating some joints. We're going to start with some basic lap joints to develop your skills, then jump straight into a dovetail. Because lets be fair, that's what we all want to master isn't it?

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In this video, you will learn how to accurately cut one of the most simple woodworking joints. This looks easy, but there's a lot more than first meets the eye!

Matt Estlea

Corner Halving Joint

You will learn:

- How to mark out the joint

- How to cut to a line

- How to refine the joint

- How to clamp the joint

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Building upon what you learnt from the corner halving joint, you can now learn how to cut a cross halving joint. This is a common joint and is worth learning!

Matt Estlea

Cross Halving Joint

You will learn:

- How to mark out the joint

- How to cut to a line

- How to refine the joint

- How to clamp the joint

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Not much more needs to be said about this joint other than you need to learn it. This will be used frequenly in the future projects due to its aesthetics and mechanical strength.

Matt Estlea

Dovetail Joint

You will learn:

- How to mark out the joint

- How to cut to a line

- How to refine the joint

- What tools make the job easier

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