The Joint Book

The Joint Book

The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

Book - 2006
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The Joint Book features illustrated instructions for over 70 joints--providing easy-to-follow step-by-step directions for creating edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise and tenon joints, miters and bevels, dovetails, dowels and biscuits, and detailed descriptions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints. This book is the perfect companion for any woodworker interested in improving their joint-making skills.

This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5" x 8", the perfect size for carpenters and woodworkers to keep near their workbench or toolbox for quick access.The design of this book allows it to lay open flat, which allows for easy and frequent reference. The interior photographs , illustrations , and diagrams make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, while advanced readers will gain insight from the book's useful tips.

The Joint Book is the ultimate workshop reference , providing woodworkers with the knowledge to choose the right joint for the job.

Publisher: London : Chartwell Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780785822271
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Feb 27, 2018

Nice handy reference to build every practical joint. The book is small and ring-bound, in almost-pocket format. Every joint is covered on two pages. For each there is a picture or illustration, some nomenclature and some text describing each possible variation of it.

The complex joints have one page of step-by-step instructions on how to assemble or clamp the joint, and the steps are accomplished mostly with handtools (some use a router, some a table saw. but mostly handtools). Each step is a drawing, showing projections (with dotted lines), parallel lines, angles, and grain direction -- they are very clear.

Beatiful compact reference.

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