Joinery has changed little over the centuries. There are only a limited number of ways to join wood successfully, but methods and equipment have changed considerably, a fact fully recognized in this comprehensive book.
Hand tools and methods are covered, as well as techniques using the router, biscuit joiner, chop saw, etc. The information is superbly organized. When you choose the joint you want to use, you are presented with the joint's variations for further choice. On selecting one, you have a choice of the tools and methods to employ, and you then find an instructive essay, fully illustrated with color photographs, to guide you through the necessary steps.
The binding's design allows the book to lie open on the workbench, ready for reference. From basic instruction in hand and power tools to the complexities of cogged scarf joints, all is included in this beautiful book, with completeness and clarity.
Hardcover, 9 1/2" × 11", 390 pages.