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  1. What is a Mortise and Tenon Woodworking Joint?

    Test fitting a mortise and tenon joint

    Mortises and tenons make up one of the most important joints in woodworking. Mortise and tenon joinery is used in all types of furniture making. From frame-and-panel doors to table legs and aprons, mortise-and-tenon joints have been hard at work for hundreds of years.

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  2. Butt Joint Variations

    Example of clamping up several boards to create a panel

    Bring two flat surfaces together with glue or other reinforcements, and you've created woodworking's simplest joint.

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  3. Building with Miter Joints

    Artist's representation of a typical miter joint

    Hide end grain elegantly when you join the angled ends and edges of parts together.

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  4. Building with Dovetail Joints

    Drawings of through and half-blind dovetail joints

    Rugged as they are beautiful, these distinctive joints can be made with hand or power tools.

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  5. 6 Must-Have Woodworking Router Jigs

    These six innovative router jigs make your router or router table even more versatile. These 6 jigs make it possible for your router to cut tight box joints, perfect circles, beautiful dovetail joints, and more! Even a beginning woodworker will be able to safely and quickly produce professional results with these 6 Rockler Router Jigs.

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  6. How to Make Dovetails with a Router and Jig

    Rockler dovetail joinery cutting jig

    How do you make dovetail joints? Many woodworkers still think of dovetail joinery as a painstaking craft that takes years of practice to master. Learning how to hand cut dovetails actually isn't difficult and it can be a very rewarding skill to learn. But if you need to make a lot of dovetail joints, then the easiest and fastest way to make beautiful and consistent dovetail joints is with a router and a dovetail jig. This Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig package is a set-up we think makes churning out air-tight dovetail joints as easy as it gets.

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  7. Options for Building Drawers

    Example of a dovetailed drawer with attached face

    As you may have discovered, there are many ways to build a drawer box. What's your favorite? Whatever it is, your method of choice almost certainly reflects the importance you place on durability, aesthetics and last but not least, getting done fast.

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  8. Drilling Jigs for European Hinges

    Using jig-it jig to drill out european hinge cup holes

    When installing a European style hinge, drilling the hinge cup hole in the back of the cabinet door is the first and most crucial task.

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