Woodworking Joints | Learn to make and use a Bridle Joint
Woodworking Joints | Learn to make and use a Bridle Joint
Rob Cosman teaches you how to make and use a Bridle joint
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What, no hockey tape on the clamp handle?
Rob, any down side to using the bridal joint to build an entry door for my shop?
Love your videos, so inspired, just used your sharpening techniques and fell in love with my hand plane again. Thanks for that.
I just finished making a new key cabinet to replace the cheesy box store we’ve been using for years and this was the joint I used to make the door. I was inspired by your shop furniture doors. I just happened to notice the joint in one of your other videos. I think it was the one about about fitting the door on your head gear cabinet. Many years ago I bought a round-over type stile and rail router bit set for making cabinet doors but never really felt comfortable using it. I guess I was a hand tool guy even back then without realizing it at the time. Thanks for sharing Rob.
Great stuff Rob. Is the blade on the table saw a flat top grind?
Great video as always! If you were making a frame for a picture would you put a rebate in before or after you put it together? Thanks for sharing! Take care.
GREAT tutorial Rob. I especially like that you did the power tool method AND the hand tool method. Gives us a good perspective on both! !! !!!
Another great class by the master~!! Thanks Rob~!
Strong joint. Easy to fabricate. Looks good too.🙂🙂.
You can also use this setup for trimming your fingernails.
You of all people should know that using one clamp as you’re showing everyone in this video, will not prevent the board from kickback. Where will your fingers be if that happens?
My opinion only, STUPID AND UNSAFE!
Good info!Thank you for the PHP.
Hi, Around 16.14 you place your thumb on the brass back of the saw, is this to aid keeping perpendicular or for some other purpose? Thanks
Curious to know which FTG table saw your using?
Love steps with hand tools, since I don’t have the space or the funds for large power tools.
No one wants to make this joint! matthias wandel made a vid the proves what a crappy joint it is.
I am following may of your hand tools video. The editor cut away at 22:39 and did not show cutting the tenon. I assume it was identical to cutting the mortise and that is why. But I would like to see how you did the cleanup and final fit.
I am surprised this joint is stronger than mortise and tenon. I need to test that. Great video anyway!
When marking the ends for the tenon on the hand one, instead of trying to match the marking gage cutter to the near side corner, couldn’t you just bottom it on the inside face of the opposite shoulder and mark to the far side? To my mind, seating the cutter is a positive registration instead of trying to eyeball the feather edge of the corner.
Rob and Co. Great video nice seeing 2 styles of woodworking, Glad I bought that Delta Tenon Jig 30 years ago. 😊
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Awesome Rob thanks for sharing.
Solid, strong joint. Tks rob
Great vid..thanks! Would you recommend achieving sawing with the saw perpendicular to the workpiece (i.e. parallel to the bench top) or moving the saw back or forward slightly while cutting the cheeks?
I’m sitting on 9 pieces of oak furniture in my Living room that are all made with the mortise and tenon joints. After seeing this Bridal joint, I wish I’d have made all these pieces with the Bridal Joints. I sure think it’s a better joint and easier to cut. Norm Abrams drove me to buy his tenon cutting cast iron jig, which I still have, so I used it to build all that furniture. I sure think the Bridal joint makes sense for ALL these applications I made.
Thank God for a Bridgeport !
Always a good watch. Thank you. Love craftsmanship!
Thank you, You are a great teacher.
Oh Rob… for extra credit… let’s see a mitred bridle joint!
I’ve been a career carpenter for over 40 years. While I admire the skill and patience of doing things with hand tools, I’m a power tool kind of guy.😋 I was almost loosing my mind when I saw you creating that wall to start the saw cut, and hand cutting those joints, because I simply don’t have that kind of time or patience. Perhaps I could do it if I was living on a desert island with no power. You did a beautiful job with the hand tools! If I can do it with machines and power tools, that’s the way it’s gonna happen. Thanks for another great video!
Hi Rob. Can I use some of your disigns and ideas to make a piece of furniture of mine? I realy like the styles and features you put into your furniture and I would love to recreate it!
Another great video. I have done my hand cut bridal joints slightly differently and have seen others do it differently. Instead of cutting straight down. First you place the baord in the vice around 45 defrees and instead of cutting straight down you cut starting at each corner down the front face at 45 degrees, then turn the board around and cut down the other face. This allows you to focus on just one line. Then you saw away the little hill that is left in the middle.
Really handy info, thanks for another great expert video!
What are your thoughts on using a bridle joint end to end, to make a longer piece?
As always, an amazing display of logic and order of operations.
Educational without all the fluff. Thanks
maybe it’s the video, but it looks like your hand/fingers get real damn close to the blade. I guess you got a sawstop and all your fingers, so it probably just looked worse on camera. I prefer to build a simple jig that straddles the fence to provide a bit more clearance between the blade and my fingers.
I was just last night saying to myself to ask Rob about the bridle joint, then see this today! Any comments on using the joint when not at a corner?
The time it take to cut a bridal joint looks to be as long as a tenon cut to me. I still think its (the bridal joint) a stronger joint. To me, that is.
What would a bridle joint in the middle (or somewhere not on the ends) of the workpiece be called?
Outstanding as usual .
Missed this fresh but coming back round Rob! I got ya. Lol
Didn’t know it was so easy! Thanks!
How would you go about adding drawbore pins to a bridle joint? They wouldn’t necessarily be needed but could add some visual interest, particularly if done with a square head pin … sort of green and green style.
And dont forget to hit the 👍🏼
And the winner is….
A spindle moulder.
I makes a flawless joint faster than your able to say bridle joint.
Good demonstration, thanks
Perhaps an easier method, when using the table saw, would be to attach the support to the fence instead of to the work piece. Less messing about with a clamp, and it speeds up production.