This no-nonsense guide to choosing and creating the best joint for all purposes features 35 types of joints. It includes detailed advice on the correct tools required for each joint and how to use them. It contains clear colour photographs with all techniques explained in jargon-free language. It comes from a UK author. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints. Strong, appropriate and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly requires intelligent planning, accurate marking out and a sufficient degree of care in the cutting, fitting and final assembly. A methodical approach is essential, and that is what this book provides. Professional woodworker John Bullar takes us through choosing the appropriate joint for the purpose to assembling finished pieces. We learn about timber selection, tools and adhesives, but above all we learn the working methods and habits that are needed to achieve consistently good results. The traditional hand techniques that are still the essential foundation of the woodworker's skill are fully explained.
The section on machine-made joints covers every power tool needed for joints and how to get the best results from everything from a biscuit jointer and bandsaw to the router.
John Bullar designs and makes bespoke furniture to commission from his workshop in Cheshire, in north-west England. A prolific contributor to many woodworking magazines, John's clear and concise approach make his work very popular as much with beginners to the craft as more advanced woodworkers. He is also the author of Cabinetmaking: A Foundation Course (9781861085320), also published by GMC Publications.