Tips & Tricks for Making Boards Longer / End-to-End Woodworking Joints

Tips & Tricks for Making Boards Longer / End-to-End Woodworking Joints

Making boards longer is the longing of every woodworker; Mistakes in measuring or calculating board feet, or worse, cutting off a bit too much on a board with a mitre saw or table saw can leave us with insufficient wood to use, but there are workarounds, ways of making boards longer and woodworking joints we can use that can help us add board length what can get us through to completion of our woodwork project. In this video, we’ll be looking at some different woodworking jigs and woodworking tips for making wood joinery end-to-end.

Reversible Finger Joint Router Bit:
How to Make Finger Joints:
Using a Doweling Jig for dowel joinery:
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  1. John Summerfield Photographer on November 8, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    The finger joint, the fingers must line up or the joint won’t work. In the final frame after viewing, if the pale and dark timbers both had long fingers on the outsid, you would be in trouble. Adjusting the router bit height would overcome this.

  2. David McGrath on November 8, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Well done !!!

  3. RCGshakenbake on November 8, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    When the grain lined up. 😊 6:18

  4. DRJMF1 on November 8, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Doing a low budget roofing job for my shed. Can 4×2 or 6×2 rafters be joined like this ? My wood is in 2m lengths but my span is 5m. It’s only a tin roof but I wanted to connect the short timbers for maximum flexural strength. Not interested in cosmetic look, or is there a better easier way to connect two timbers end to end eg bracing with side plates ? Thanks.

  5. Paul Shaw on November 8, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I want to make a baseball bat but having trouble finding 3×3 maple

  6. Will Hinson on November 8, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    Have you tried a biscuit on the end and use a Kreg screw to tighten it up?

  7. Jan Smits001 on November 8, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    I really like your butt joining clamp! Thank you for this easy solution.

  8. Muhammad Yassin on November 8, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Good lessons. Thank you Sir

  9. Anton Code on November 8, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    hello, thx for this nice video.
    I have a question. How can one join small parts on a jointer? I mean something like 30 mm tall 40 mm width and 200 mm long, and on the one side it is not 40 mm but 10 mm?

  10. Uoo Hoo on November 8, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you SO much! The clamp that you showed at the beginning is exactly what I need to make! I’m trying to repurpose my old coffee table & end table into a desk. I didn’t want to waste any wood, nor have to buy anymore. I’ll use whatever is left over to make shelves! Ta-da, new office set-up!

  11. April Degele on November 8, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Dang! I thought you’d invented a board stretcher 😀 I volunteer in a woodshop and have randomly asked newbies to get the board stretcher for me … and watched them look all over the shop before asking where it was. Thanks for the tips! Also, if you’re going to glue oily exotics, you’ll want to clean the glue surface with acetone before applying glue. Learned the hard way as we all do.

  12. John Harper on November 8, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Great video Collin!

  13. Random sheep since 1995 on November 8, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    Can those be used to connect two boards for bench seat base? I am trying to upcycle old boards but neither is long enough on it’s own.

  14. Mike's Garden In The Forest. on November 8, 2023 at 11:00 pm

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  15. Paul Shaw on November 8, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    What is stronger? 2-pieces of 2×4 oak glued to make a 3" thick piece, or a solid 3" thick piece
    Thank you

  16. AViation Nation 85 on November 8, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you for the great videos it helped me a lot keep it going god bless you

  17. Wallmapu BC Humanitarian Society, Canada on November 8, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Sir: who manufactures the dowel jig??..thank you

  18. Jeremy Lakenes on November 8, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    I still can’t find the board stretcher… been looking for years.

  19. jason tipton on November 8, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    wood stretcher??? come on your pulling my leg im not falling for that lol

  20. Mr. James on November 8, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for yet another great and useful video/teaching.
    Edit: Do you think the jig for gluing butt joints would be better if the bottom pieces were a bit wider? Thanks. God Bless.

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