By Georgette Porter. Woodworking. Published at Tuesday, December 05th, 2017 - 06:08:28 AM.
Actually cutting a finger joint ( box joint ) is not as difficult as you first may think. In fact a lot of Do It Yourself stores keep special newbie stencils or jigs for creating your own box joints. I keep on referring to box joints and this can be related to the actual history of the finger joint. centuries ago ( long before the introduction of cardboard and other man made materials ) produce for commercial areas like markets had to be kept and transported in low quality wood boxes. The woodworking finger joint was commonly used in these boxes to hold them together.
These types of boxes were quite crude compared to the boxes you find finger joints in today. This was mainly because they were created using rough chisels as opposed to the modern day routers used by carpenters today. Out of all the woodworking joints the woodworking finger joint is the most durable and trusted when it comes to not having any screws or nails available - I also find the finish looks much more traditional without using nails or screws.
Woodworking can be done as a hobby or even as a profession and there is lots of money to be made in woodworking, but like any profession it takes time to learn and you need a good woodworking plan. A Woodworking plan is having a set of instructions to follow before you start working on the raw wooden pieces that you have. It makes so much sense to know step by step what you are going to do with the wood as you can end up spending so much time, money and energy without a proper guided plan. The best thing about having a woodworking plan is that it gives you step by step instructions so that you can start at any age and it can be a mere pass time or something which gives you deep joy as there is so much creativity involved while building any art.
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