By Joshua Farnsworth | (Updated 10 Oct, 2022. Originally published 27 Nov, 2013)
How to Cut Woodworking Joinery with Hand Tools
Woodworkers cut joinery (wood joints) in wood in order to get their furniture parts to stay together for a long time. Joinery is usually superior to using fasteners, like nails and screws.
Below you can see many of our free video tutorials for cutting some of the most common and popular wood joints, like mortise and tenon joints, dovetail joints, dado joints, and more. Most of these tutorials use traditional woodworking hand tools. You can click the button below each video to see the accompanying detailed articles and photos.