Classic Joinery Essentials
In this plan you'll learn the secrets to a perfect-fitting mortise and tenon, no-fuss bridle joinery, and trouble-free half laps.
As an experienced woodworker, joinery is something you know very well. But you also know that technique can always be improved upon. In our Classic Joinery Technique Collection, we’ll get to the heart of three kinds of joints — mortise and tenon, bridle, and half lap. You’ll learn the best tips and tricks for completing each one.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of great techniques for mortise and tenon, bridle, and half lap joints.
- Over 40 step-by-step illustrations and photographs.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.