Students will be learning the following joints: Box/Finger joint, Sliding Dovetail (by way of dovetail router bit), Mortise and Tenon (by machine and by hand), dowels and biscuits , and possibly a few others if time permits. Machines used will be: Table saw (with dado set up), band saw, router table, drill press, biscuit joiner, hand chisel and Japanese hand saw.
In addition to learning the basics of joint making, students will be inadvertently taught the zen of jig making.
Generally speaking, a jig is something that you make or create to assist you in performing a step or process in woodworking. They make the thing you have to do easier, more accurate, repeatable, and they also give the step a higher chance of success.
Recommended book:Encyclopedia of Joint Making by Terrie Noll
Students should purchase their own set of Chisels and a Japanese Saw. These can be found locally at Highland Woodworking or on Amazon. Links are provided below to the reccomended tools from the instructor.
Narex Chisel Set:
Japanese Ryoba Saw:
Machine safety- Table Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer, and Router Table
Table Saw dado blade set up
Drill Press techniques for an accurate dowel joint
Proper layout techniques for all joinery discussed - learning the importance of accuracy.
Differences in face grain, end grain, edge grain and the effect on function.
Biscuit joiner demonstration
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