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Accented joinery. Techniques for adding visual interest to your furniture by using cogged joints, protruding joints, and shadow-line joints.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 52

Designing solid-wood case joints or corner joints. Detailed look at (1) transom corner joint, (2) through corner joint and (3) overlapped corner joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 38

Designing joints for use in man-made boards (plywood, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard). Looks at (1) joints for shelves and partitions, (2) mitered corner joints, and (3) solid-wood corner blocks.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 26

Make a special marking gauge to determine the exact shape when joining two pieces of round stock to make a "T" joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 28

Getting the most from your router. Part 3. Using the router to cut woodworking joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 53

How to make perfect plugged screw joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 23

Enter the precision zone. How to ensure quality cuts when cutting wood joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 20

Basic woodworking joints. Butt, rabbet, dado, dowel, and drawbolt joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 96

Technique for getting perfect coped (butted) corner joints when working with decorative molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 88

Tip tells how to tell where a project's joints are binding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 19

Tip on cutting coped joints on wide hardboard moldings using a saber saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 26
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 24 (Fixture to support saw at 45-degree angle)

Desert cabinetry. Tips on coping with wood and wood joints in wood with a very low percentage of moisture (6%).
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 30

Carcase construction. Choosing and making the right joints to join boards end-to-end using dovetails, tongue-and-groove, miters, and similar grooves. Photos illustrate the construction of over 8 types of fine woodworking joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 30

How to make the pinned cove joint (as pictured in the Winter 1976 issue, page 8).
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 4

Making the rule joint using hand tools. A rule joint is the joint between the tabletop and the leaves in a drop-leaf table. The joint conceals the hinge knuckle in both the open and closed position. Also shown is a slider mechanism to support the drop leaves when open.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 66

East comes West. An exhibition of Japanese joinery. Basic techniques are illustrated and described.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 89
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 13

Sam Maloof. How a home craftsman became one of the best wood craftsmen there is. He works mostly in No.2 walnut and uses exposed and sculpted joinery. Special focus on his joinery techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 48, 54

Precision in joinery. A look at the tools and techniques necessary to create precise wood joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 68
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 16

The butterfly joint. How to cut and install butterfly keys (double dovetails).
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 72

How to fabricate the Greeno interlock joint, named after Jerry Green.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 16

Joinery along curved lines. A general method for template routing.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 46

Tips on determining if moisture is causing joint seepage.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 18

Laying out compound joints. Determining the compound-angle cuts needed to join splayed sides.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 65
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 28

Wedged joints. How integral wedges enhance joinery and ease assembly (or disassembly).
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 65

Tips on making tight joints when using cheap wood (#3 pine).
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 38

Joinery for curved work. Full-scale drawings and custom-made hold-down jigs are the keys to cutting accurate joints in curved parts.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 54

How to splice lumber. End-to-end joins described include the fished splice, halved splice, scarf splice, and square splice.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 8

How to reinforce wood joints. Brief look at metal reinforcing plates, cleats, dowels, mortise-and-tenon, etc.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 66

More basics about wood joints. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #697 May 1986 (v.82) pg. 27

Basic carpentry. Part 16. Glued joints that stay together. Basic wood joints are described and illustrated.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 39

A two page reference guide to wood joints.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 87

Twenty of the most popular wood joints are illustrated in this chart.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 32

Eight woodworking joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #491 Apr 1969 (v.65) pg. 81

Japanese joinery: Building without nails. A look at 4 traditional joints. Includes instructions for a small table built using these joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #646 Mar 1982 (v.78) pg. 60

A woodworker's guide to joinery. 32 different joints are illustrated.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 52
Correction MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #667 Dec 1983 (v.79) pg. 6

Wood splice joints for rafters, joists and sillplates.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.8#4) pg. 47

Proper finish carpenter joinery methods for use when installing woodwork and trim.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.27#3) pg. 67

Workshop minicourse. Simple joints and associated fasteners are pictured.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 127

Workshop minicourse. More about wood joinery. Joints used in drawers are viewed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 134

36 woodworking tips. Includes tips on joinery, sanding, measuring, saws & saw blades, gluing, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1984 (v.161#11) pg. 138

Joinery and shaping using only hand tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1989 (v.166#11) pg. 81

Reinforced wood joints. Basic techniques for reinforcing wood joints. Looks at butt joint, doweled joint, milled joint, spline joint, and plate joint.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1994 (v.171#12) pg. 99

Woodworking joints that lock.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1964 (v.185#4) pg. 162

The ABC's of building chests and cabinets. Part 1. The case and the joints to use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 116

The ABC's of building chests and cabinets. Part 2. Cutting joints.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1964 (v.185#6) pg. 132

The easy route to perfect hopper (compound-angle) joints. Table shows settings for both table and radial arm saw. Accessory jigs shown.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1971 (v.199#5) pg. 108

Wood joinery. Knowing your material will help predict its behavior. Tips on minimizing warpage and achieving strong glue joints.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #85 Jul 1995 (v.15#1) pg. 14

Master craftsmen's joinery methods. Techniques and jigs for cutting and assembling several common woodworking joints found in better furniture.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Special 1980 pg. 114

Discussion and illustration of the various types of joints used in woodworking.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1981 pg. 24

Decorative reinforcements (keys) for miter joint, box joint, edge joint, etc. How to fabricate corner keys, dovetail keys, box keys, rounded-finger keys, and bow tie surface splines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 50, Insert

Shopbuilt clamp made from wood and long carriage bolts is used to pull a finger joint together when making long lumber from shorter pieces
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 35

How to cut a drop-leaf joint (rule joint) as used in a drop-leaf table.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 10

An explanation of wood movement. Why cross-grained glue bonds eventually fail and how to lengthen their survivability.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 55

Wood Science 101. Woodwork and the relative effects of humidity. An explanation of how moisture changes create stresses on glues and how it effects gluing decisions.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 56

Making the rule joint, a traditional fine-furniture feature. Makes for an attractive detail along the edge where the hinged leaves and fixed table surface meet.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 22

How to make the pin and crescent joint, a decorative machine-cut joint often found on turn-of-the-century furniture pieces.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1995 (v.19#5) pg. 14

How to make a butterfly inlay or key. Simulates the double dovetails or bowties previously used to edge-join stock, repair a split, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1995 (v.19#5) pg. 32

Simple wood joints. Part 1. Photos illustrate several joints including butt, rabbet, drawer-corner, drawer-front, miter, splined miter, box-corner, dovetail, corner-lap, lapped-miter, wedge-miter, doweled miter, and mitered-through tenon.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 24

Simple wood joints. Part 2. Photos illustrate through moritse-and-tenon, corner locked mortise-and-tenon, doweled butt, cross half-lap, lap splice, keyed lap-splice, bevel splice, sliding dovetail, plain dado, dado with shoulder, stopped dado, bridle, mortise-and-tenon, tongue and groove, edge joint with spline, and glue joints.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1967 (v.23#5) pg. 30

A summery of 36 woodworking joints to use and tips on when and how to use them.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 92

Shop basics. Simple woodworking joints. Corner joints, mortise and tenon joints, T-joints, cross joints, and edge joints.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 77