What’s the Best Way to Open a Glue Joint?
I need to undo a glued door joint. What’s the best method to open it?
Hand Plane Butt-Joint Edges
How to use a hand plane to prepare the mating edges for a butt joint.
Making Spline-miter Box Joints
Learn how to use a table saw to cut splines to reinforce the mitered-corner joints on your box projects.
Rabbet and Dado Corner Joints
This joint is fast, easy to make, and takes a beating. It’s the perfect joint for many projects.
How to Make Bridle Joints on the Band Saw
Learn how to use your band saw to cut bridle joints quickly with repeatable results.
Cutting Rabbets with a Piloted Router Bit
Routing a rabbet is usually straightforward. Use a piloted rabbet bit, guiding it along a smooth, straight edge.
Sliding Dovetail Joints
The sliding dovetail joint has many applications, from case construction to leg-and-rail joinery.