10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #10: |Step 9| Learn how to Fasten, Assemble & Glue-up Woodworking Projects

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Blog entry by WoodAndShop posted 04-15-2014 04:58 PM 1476 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: |Step 8| Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints Part 10 of 10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools series Part 11: |Step 10| Learn how to Finish the Wood »

Every project has different requirements for assembling, gluing, and clamping, but these videos can help with some basic tips. It’s important to have plenty of clamps so you don’t miss clamping a vital area of a project.

9.1 Fastening

I used to think that using nails, and other fasteners, wasn’t part of traditional woodworking. But then I took a week-long class at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright School” and learned that cut nails and other fasteners is actually very traditional. And it’s appropriate for attaching tongue and grooved bottoms to chests and boxes. So now I love using cut nails! Traditional woodworking guru, Christopher Schwarz, talks about his use of cut nails in this interesting article. He also shares this video about how to prepare your cut nails to improve performance:

9.2 Gluing

Sure, this video is a bit cheesy, but this guy has some fairly useful tips…I’ll share my own video shortly:

9.3 Using Traditional Animal Hide Glue

9.4 Clamping

VIDEO: Here’s my introduction to different types of clamps. You can also see my clamps buying guide video and page.

Titebond (who makes Titebond glue) shared this great video on appropriate clamping practices:

To checkout step #10 visit the link below:

Shortcut to Joshua’s 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 to Prepare Wood: Square & Straight
Step 7: Learn how to Layout & Mark the Wood
Step 8: Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints
Step 9: Learn how to Assemble & Glue-up
Step 10: Learn how to Finish the Wood

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials:

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