WT473 – Pissburgh Joinery

It’s show #473 For May 27th, 2020, and today we are talking joinery, what to use and when.

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  • And how about the Miter fold Blade? – Fold a single sheet of plywood into a neat, seamless box with just four cuts—non-stick coating protects against pitch buildup and corrosion.

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  • Ian is a chemist with an automotive paint manufacturer and he wrote in to share his thoughts from our discussion in episode 472.

Joinery: What and When to Use Them

We talk through some typical projects and what kinds of joints we would use in those situations and why. We also answer some joinery questions from our Patreon sponsors. Thanks to Nick, Judi, Kyle, and Lee for those.

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Show us a project where you used a different joint than the “establishment” would tell you to use. Use the hashtag: #woodtalk473.

One reply on “WT473 – Pissburgh Joinery”

If I wanted to use a cope and stick router bit set to make cabinet doors do you think a good way to prevent the problem we were discussing would be to back it up with a domino?

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