5 Woodworking Joints For Beginners

5 Woodworking Joints For Beginners


In this video I will show you and explain 5 different woodworking joints. I will discuss the butt joint, rabbet joint, tongue and groove joint, dado joint, and the finger joint, also known as the box joint. This video is meant for the beginner woodworker that may want to learn ways of reenforcing the standard butt joint or are looking to branch out and try some other techniques. I will show simple techniques that don’t require spending a bunch of money, as well as, some accessories that can assist the same tasks. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Muhammed A on December 31, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for this video this helped on my homework!! Thanks again I will Sub for sure

  2. Isaac Esteves / Trabajó Junto A Yiye Avila on December 31, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Buen video gracias…

  3. Blake Mason on December 31, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    C Co, 1-50, 3rd Plt. Senior DS.

  4. Paipano on December 31, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Jason: 5 Easy Joints for beginners. You mentioned at the beginning that no special tools needed. So far all tools you used are expensive table saws that the average beginner does not have.

  5. tom jens on December 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    can you list butt joint fastening types (screwing, pocket holing, dominos and so on) from weakest to strongest?
    How to know which one to use?

  6. Walter Messines on December 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Festools and the rest of the equipment is not exactly "beginners stuff" unless you are born with a Golden Spoon in your mouth.

  7. Newman Fertig on December 31, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Joints for beginners…Kreg Pocket Jig is all you need to know. Using plugs? What does Joe Biden have to do with this?

  8. lo trankimphu Group on December 31, 2021 at 8:10 pm


  9. Gadgets and bikes .G&B on December 31, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks bro ! I want to begin woodworking as a profession

  10. Rifat Khan on December 31, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I love it.

  11. pritong manok on December 31, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    You forgot to mention. This is for beginners who own all these specialized tools.

  12. joseph on December 31, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I don’t think any of those tools are novice tools; novice tools are a dril/drill-driver, hand saw maybe a circular saw and a sander at most

  13. Alex Ellis on December 31, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    For anyone here from the UK, the dado blade is AFAIK banned here, so the router table looks like the best option for us. Thanks to Brent for including that and showing as an alternative.

  14. Universe on December 31, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Ben, Thank you for the awesome tips and hints, they were really helpful. I was wondering if you have heard of this beginner woodworking program before? https://sawdust-addict.com/woodworking-hacks-you-wont-believe/?affid=dealsflow It looks like a great program to help people start with woodworking. I was just looking into some options before I make my decision.
    Cheers, keep up with the great work 🙂

  15. Tim List on December 31, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Some are complaining about not having tools (non-specialized). Plenty of videos on making a saw table on youtube if you cannot afford a table saw. Thanks for the tips and methods you provided. Thank You very much.

  16. ryan knight on December 31, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Love this video. I have just started out and have just finished a project using bow tie inlays all by hand, I can not wait to have all these tools 👷🏻‍♂️

  17. Drew Leslie on December 31, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Man U copy my g @daggerwin

  18. David 2311 on December 31, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Well I just got fucking expelled from my local college and this helped

  19. PsychoticEwok on December 31, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Great video, not done any woodworking for about 20 years and I’m going to build a coffee table from some old scaffolding boards 🙂 think I’m going to go with dowels

  20. rachael jackson putin on December 31, 2021 at 8:23 pm


  21. Wilson Rios on December 31, 2021 at 8:24 pm

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  22. Paipano on December 31, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I like all you do here without any special tools, as you stated.

  23. pg2014 on December 31, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Wow this is great. I already have every single one of these industrial tools in my garage.

  24. The Cane Slinger Cherryflexrattan on December 31, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    You are adding value.Am so glad to be here.Finger joint is my favourite.

  25. Jamey Mulloy on December 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for showing a few different methods for the various joints.

  26. Adrian AdrianV on December 31, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Is funny when you say with the minimum equipment… what you have there set up is a dream 2🤙👍👍👍

  27. Dingus McScrungo PhD on December 31, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Ahh yes, the common table saw, all beginners have one of those just lying around in their shed.

  28. Bent's Woodworking & More on December 31, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Let me know some other joints you might like to see in the future below.

  29. Roli Rivelino on December 31, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    So what do you class special tools? Quantum lasers?

  30. TheFalconJetDriver on December 31, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    After cutting the the finger joints with the Incra Joinery System you set the two pieces down just like Perry does from Incra. 🤣🛫
    I have the TS LS Joinery System and the Master Lift II all well worth the money, oh and the clean sweep keeps the dust out of the air and into the DC System.

  31. Hades Vogt on December 31, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Rich kids have nice toys Awful vid wasted my time

  32. devita fazz on December 31, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Videonya sangat menari karena teknik pembuatan dari beberapa model sambungan dijelaskan dengan baik. Sehingga mudah untuk dipahami.

  33. wa df on December 31, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    sorry sir all this armada of super professionnel tools

  34. Felipe Ortega on December 31, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    dude this video was amazingly helpful! thank you

  35. Brian Clarkson on December 31, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Minimal equipment is a tenon saw and chisel.

  36. Ricardo Zea on December 31, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Well, thanks for the video, really, but these joints are a far cry from being for beginners, not even close.

  37. YOUAREHERE on December 31, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    I feel like he’s talking about me, I am just starting get into pocket jig and pocket screw.

  38. andy kirkness on December 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    with very minimal equipment he says

  39. John Ross on December 31, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I think I’m gonna pull the trigger on that Incra IBox to help you out buddy. Is it still a qualifying purchase?

  40. Survival AG on December 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    2:34 can you show how to do it with hand tools

  41. John Mah on December 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Great presentation. Absolutely useful.

  42. Christopher Yong on December 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    hi jason what machines do you to make the wood joints

  43. Zen Logic on December 31, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    4.44 🙏

  44. Kryštof Dostál on December 31, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    having all this equipment

  45. Alex Williams on December 31, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    He doesn’t do it the hard way while going around ppls houses use chisel/saw/gauge/who’s gonna carry a table saw around anyway in my opinion chisel is better you can do your own perfection he’s just lazy

  46. No Arguments Please on December 31, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Good sir I am going to create an adjustable incline and decline bench. There are two legs. Front leg and back leg. Two longer pieces of wood attach to the front and back legs and these two longer pieces meet at an angle almost like a triangle. Woul a finger joint be the best option to join these two pieces of wood where they meet and also where they meet the legs?

    Sorry for my bad terminology. I am completely new to wood work. You can see the kind of angle the wood needs to meet at in this picture https://indigofitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/U099_Adj.Incline-Render-Folded-768×768.jpg

    Thanks for any help.

  47. brandon burk on December 31, 2021 at 8:57 pm


  48. Cash Buck on December 31, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    "Dont need any special tools"… proceeds to use all specialised tools…

  49. Basd_XGT4 on December 31, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I am 13 an I chose engineering as it is the closes thing to cars and f1 but this also looks fun as a side hobby

  50. A Dog on December 31, 2021 at 9:00 pm