LESSON #4

intermediate Joinery

In this section you will build on your basic joinery skills and start producing more challenging joints. These are essential to cabinetmaking as each of them have their own strengths and properties that make them ideal for many applications. 

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This joint is a beautiful way of joining a corner as it is essentially an exposed mortise and tenon. Also, the contrast between side grain and end grain is stunning

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Bridle 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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Now that you have learnt how to cut a bridle joint, you next need to focus on learning how to cut a mortice and tenon joint. This will be used for frame and panel doors as well as carcass construction in later projects.

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Mortice and Tenon

You will learn:

- How to mark out the joint

- How to cut to a line

- How to refine the joint

- How to fit the joint

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Another essential joint to be able to master. This joint is generally used on drawer fronts where you want to retain the advantages of a through dovetail, yet keep it somewhat hidden.

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Lapped Dovetail

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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