Fundamentals of woodworking joints course
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I enjoy the challenge of deciding what joints to use where. I enjoy the trade-off exercise. Even when working from somebody else's plans I will retain the form but may well decide to use different joints. My course Fundamentals of woodworking joints is designed to give you the knowledge to make intelligent trade-offs when deciding what joints to use.
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- Joint attributes – what makes one joint different to another
- Basic orientation of joint components
- Wood movement
- Strength of wood
- Joint strength
- Mechanical interlock
- Joint proportions
- Chemical reinforcement – glue selection, assembly and clamping
- Wood and metal reinforcement – dowels, pegs, keys, splines, feathers, biscuits, slip tenons, screws, nails and more.
- Cut versus milled joints
- Cut joints: end–to-end, end-to-edge, end-to-face, edge-to-edge, face-to-face and edge-to face
- Milled joints: rebates, dados, grooves, pockets and notches
- Milled joints: stock removal – simple versus complex, symmetrical versus asymmetrical
- Milled joint families: scarf, lap, housed, mortice and tenon, mitres and bevels, and dovetail
- Hand tools vs machines
- Jigs: commercial vs shop-made
- Schools of thought – design around the construction versus construct around the design
This is an online course presented via Microsoft Teams. The fee (which includes a comprehensive handout and post course support) is R500,00.
Last updated 20 August 2020