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Making Wooden Joints

Learn how to join wood together 15 different ways without the use of nails or screws. Next course dates available in 2019
Stock Code: 1467125041
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During a busy 5 days you will learn how to mark out and precisely cut a whole range of woodworking joints. Using both handtools and woodworking machinery you will join timber without the use of screws or nails. The number of joints covered on the course will depend on the speed that you are able to work. You will certainly be making hand and machined Rub Joints, Tongue & Groove Joints, Mortise & Tenon Joints and hand cut Finger Joints and Dovetail Joints.

Depending on your progress, you will have the opportunity to also make Biscuit Joints, Halving Joints, Dowel Joints, Mitre Joints, Bridle Joints, Housing Joints, and KD (Knock Down) Joints.

Comprehensive notes and all timber will be supplied at no extra cost. It is not necessary to have attended a course prior to attending but it is not suitable for complete beginners. For those students who have previously atttended my Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course you will have tools sufficiently sharp to achieve precisely crafted joints. For those of you without sharp tools there will be honed tools available for you to hire. These tools will be sharpened prior and during the course. The tool hire cost should be booked at the same time as booking the course.

This course is suitable for people who have done some woodwork but would like to improve their skills. This course would improve your understanding of furniture construction and skill level.

finger joint

The following is a list of the possible joints available to learn on the course. Details of all these joints will be included in the course notes given to every student on the course.

1a. Hand cut Rub Joint 1b. Rub Joint using a router

2a. Tongue & Groove Joint with a loose tongue and a stopped groove cut with a scratchstock

2b. Tongue & Groove Joint through to the ends with fixed tongue and groove cut with a router

3a. Blind Mortise & Tenon - hand cut

3 b. Pegged Mortise & Tenon - blind mortise utilising a pillar drill, tenons cut with a router

3c. Through Wedged Mortise & Tenon - using a mortiser and a bandsaw.

4a. Finger Joint - hand cut 4b. Finger joint - using a mortiser

5a. Softwood Through Dovetail - hand cut 5b. Hardwood Stopped Dovetail - hand cut

6. Dowel Joints - including how to make your own hardwood dowels.

7a. Halving joint in the middle of timber - hand cut 7b. Pegged Halving Joint at the ends of timber.

8. Biscuit Joint - using a Biscuit Cutter

9. Bridle Joint - hand cut

10. Keyed Mitre Joint - using a Mitre Saw and a sanding wheel

11. Stopped Shouldered Housing Joint with a router

12. KD Joint (Knock Down)


Booking A Making Wooden Joints Course

For available dates for this course please click on drop down box  To see a list of dates for all Philip Hodge courses please look at the Published Courses page.
You can book all courses directly from this website. A stock control system is integral to the website so you can book a place on a course confident in the knowledge that space is available. Of course, if you wish to contact me before booking your course you are welcome to phone or email me with your questions. All course  fees can be paid can be paid through the website via Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account yourself - just a valid credit or debit card.  If you prefer to pay by cheque or some other method then you can still reserve your place on a course by either selecting the "buy now pay later" option when booking on the site or contacting me by email or phone. 


I really enjoyed the course and was surprised how many different joints I made in a week

I really enjoyed the course and was surprised how many different joints I made in a week
Barry, United Kingdom

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