Wood Wisdom If You Had A Chance To Practice Hand Planing A Rough Piece Of Wood Into A Finished Four Sided Component As Described In My Last Article You Are Now Ready To Take On The Challenge Of Joining Two Pieces Of Wood Together
Wood wisdom if you had a chance to practice hand planing a rough piece of wood into a finished four sided component as described in my last article you are now ready to take on the challenge of joining two pieces of wood together is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by paul with ID 1461351343 was uploaded on 26-03-2019 and has been viewed 341,394 times.
Joining - Part 1 Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo Use of Joints in WoodworkingMost projects require the attachment of one piece of wood to another to provide structural or functional strength.A three-legged milking stool is a great example.
The stool has, as the name implies, three legs and a seat (which sometimes has a handle).The stool is intended to take a person's sitting weight without collapsing.The joint in this case is often a dowel, which is turned on the end of a leg.
This dowel leg fits into a drilled hole in the seat.In this example, when the dowel of the leg is fixed into the hole in the seat, it must result in a strong enough joint to bear the expected weight.I am going to concentrate on three simple joints.
Making these joints will allow you to gain an understanding of the amount of accuracy required to cut and fit the joints and the strengths and weaknesses of each joint.This exercise will increase your confidence in the use of hand tools and start you thinking about what is the most appropriate joint to use.
The Simple Half Lap JointIf we were using two pieces of 1" x...