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  1. Making Rabbet Joints



    Close-up side view of a rabbet joint


    Understand the many types and applications of rabbet joints.

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  2. How to Handcut Dovetail Joints



    Using a dovetail saw to cut out dovetail sockets


    Making hand cut dovetail joints isn't as challenging as you may fear, thanks to an ingenious aluminum sawing jig.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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