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  1. Making Non-Permanent Glue Joints 





    Split joint made with paper and glue


    Use a paper joint for joints you can easily take apart.

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  2. Using Your Router to Cut Dado Joints



    Cabinet dado joinery cut with a router


    The router is the one tool that will handle all the dadoing and grooving you'll do in woodworking. The dado is prime-choice joinery. It follows that hoary adage of woodworking, "Use the simplest joint that will work."

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  3. Cutting Rabbets with a Piloted Router Bit



    Using a piloted router bit to make a rabbet cut


    Routing a rabbet is usually not difficult. Use a piloted rabbet bit in your router and guide it to cut perfect rabbets.

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  4. Build Stronger Frames with Half-lap Miter Joints



    Frame made with half-lap miter joint


    A long "platform" fence on your miter gauge makes these joints accurately with a dado blade.

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  5. How to Make Scarf Joints

    Joining two longer pieces of wood together with a scarf joint


    How to repair table legs and other long parts with a simple joint.

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  6. Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon Joints



    Using a saw to hand cut tenons


    Create a standard hidden (blind) mortise and tenon joint with just a few tools.

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  7. Make a Perfect Miter Joint



    Assembled miter joinery


    How to cut and assemble a perfect miter joint.

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  8. Builder Basics: Drawer-making Details



    Close up of drawer with slides


    Drawers are some of the most useful furniture components we can build. You can make them in several ways with various corner joints. Here are some considerations.

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