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09-03-2011 09:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: joinery tips tricks

What are your “tips and tricks” (and challenges) re: JOINERY techniques
What are the different ways to join wood?

 

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 10:01 PM

M&T, miters, dowels, nails, pocket screws, glue.

ddwwb

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 10:06 PM

hofman keys

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 10:14 PM

Hmmmmmmm?

I confess ignorance of hofman keys.

d

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 10:19 PM

they are like a double ended dovetail made of a hard plastic. we use them on mitre joints for our post caps.we just route a dovetail in each mitre and when they go together we bang in the key.as the key goes in it clamps the mitre together forming a very tight joint and strong.i think they are a europeon thing

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 10:32 PM

Read Gary Rogowski’s book” Joinery “the best I’ve seen on the subject.

http://books.google.com/books/about/The_complete_illustrated_guide_to_joiner.html?id=HzfBNQUlclEC

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 11:07 PM

Ranked by the amount used
1) M & T (includes floating tenons as well)
2) Dove Tails (Full, Blind & Sliding)
3) Butt Joint (everyone has to glue up tops :))
4) Box Joints
5) Locking Rabbets
6) Cope & Stick
7) Stub Tenon
8) Any Joint pinned
9) Pocket Screws

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 11:14 PM

Tips and Tricks…
Any joinery can be done provided we develop the skill but even so the best tip of them all….. It needs 3 hands or probably more…. I use an elevated vise from my bench plus some of the clamps. The elevated vise allows me to cut vertically downward and sometimes upward… this provide good straight or square sawing. Handjoint trick…. ALWAYS CUT A TENON ON THE END GRAIN. Simple but other than that will be a useless job.

Miss Debbie, Thanks this will help a lot of beginners and enhance all those expert, I just learnt from above about hoffmans. Maybe more to come.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 02:08 AM

Varies with the job. I do like the loose tenon system though,

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 09-04-2011 02:47 AM

Dutchmen; inset double dovetail to stabilize and hold/repair cracks. A decorative/structural element of George Nakashima tables-and many others.
tom

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#10 posted 09-05-2011 05:28 PM

Trick : I use BUTT JOINTS

  • Tip : I try to make them butt up tightly , so that no butt cracks will be seen .
  • TRICK : simple PEDESTAL JOINT
    • Tip *: Make sure whatever tools you are using are sharp .
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#11 posted 09-05-2011 05:38 PM

moment:

COOL BUTT Joints…

But, what are those little cutouts for on the Pedestal “Vertical” fingers?
I don’t see anything that will fill those voids.

That’s also a cool way to just make a stick Longer! LOL

Where did you see that joint? ... or did you dream it up? LOL

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#12 posted 09-05-2011 05:44 PM

I like pocket holes if, and only if, the pocket will not be visible. Otherwise, I usually prefer loose tenons.

I’m a big fan of the Mortise Pal system. I think I would like Festools Domino even more, but I think I get something almost as good for a lot less money with the Mortise Pal and my plunge router.

Curiously, I use the Mortise Pal with the dowel template the most often and my “loose tenon” is often 2 – 4 dowels. The Mortise Pal is great for getting the holes precisely spaced. A plunge router with a straight up-spiral bit is a great and quick way to “drill” holes.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#13 posted 09-05-2011 05:46 PM

Don’t remember ,Joe...somewhere on a Japanese site…....cool huh ?

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#14 posted 09-05-2011 08:08 PM

moment:

When I first saw your post, it reminded me of Japanese joinery… (awesome stuff)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 09-06-2011 11:35 AM

the middle short tenon locks into those notches joe ,which in turn holds the leg in position (i think)....very clever piece of joinery and well thought out….would be a pretty tricky and time consuming process i would imagine

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