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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  1. Bill Ferrol on January 28, 2023 at 3:30 am

    What, no hockey tape on the clamp handle?

  2. Bren Chucks Wood on January 28, 2023 at 3:30 am

    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.

  3. D.Edward Rice on January 28, 2023 at 3:31 am

    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.

  4. victoryak86 on January 28, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Great stuff Rob. Is the blade on the table saw a flat top grind?

  5. Darin on January 28, 2023 at 3:32 am


  6. Kent Boys on January 28, 2023 at 3:32 am

    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.

  7. Sebastopolmark on January 28, 2023 at 3:34 am

    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! !! !!!

  8. Andrew Brown on January 28, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Another great class by the master~!! Thanks Rob~!

  9. Glen Crandall on January 28, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Strong joint. Easy to fabricate. Looks good too.๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚.

  10. Charles Slack on January 28, 2023 at 3:42 am


    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!

  11. Grunt 49 on January 28, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Good info!Thank you for the PHP.

  12. Sheil B Wright on January 28, 2023 at 3:42 am

    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

  13. Randy Gust on January 28, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Curious to know which FTG table saw your using?

  14. Frank Hill on January 28, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Love steps with hand tools, since I don’t have the space or the funds for large power tools.

  15. squareswing on January 28, 2023 at 3:44 am

    No one wants to make this joint! matthias wandel made a vid the proves what a crappy joint it is.

  16. Larry Macdonald on January 28, 2023 at 3:44 am

    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.

  17. Dragomir Dichev on January 28, 2023 at 3:44 am

    I am surprised this joint is stronger than mortise and tenon. I need to test that. Great video anyway!

  18. Jarl Seamus on January 28, 2023 at 3:46 am

    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.

  19. Michael Payne on January 28, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Rob and Co. Great video nice seeing 2 styles of woodworking, Glad I bought that Delta Tenon Jig 30 years ago. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. JoJo on January 28, 2023 at 3:47 am

    โ€œPHPโ€ Purple๐Ÿ’œHeart Professor!

  21. Ian Harker on January 28, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Awesome Rob thanks for sharing.

  22. James Smith on January 28, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Solid, strong joint. Tks rob

  23. Joe Hirschegger on January 28, 2023 at 3:56 am

    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?

  24. Roger Dudra on January 28, 2023 at 3:57 am

    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.

  25. Doug Tilaran on January 28, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Thank God for a Bridgeport !

  26. Kevin Orr on January 28, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Always a good watch. Thank you. Love craftsmanship!

  27. Dennis Barris on January 28, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Thank you, You are a great teacher.

  28. Les Nightingill on January 28, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Oh Rob… for extra credit… let’s see a mitred bridle joint!

  29. Marcel LeMay on January 28, 2023 at 4:01 am

    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.๐Ÿ˜‹ 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!

  30. Thijs Pluis on January 28, 2023 at 4:01 am

    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!

  31. Shaun Harper on January 28, 2023 at 4:08 am

    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.

  32. Art Swri on January 28, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Really handy info, thanks for another great expert video!

  33. Brian Evan on January 28, 2023 at 4:09 am

    What are your thoughts on using a bridle joint end to end, to make a longer piece?

  34. David Taylor on January 28, 2023 at 4:10 am

    As always, an amazing display of logic and order of operations.

  35. Robin Powell on January 28, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Educational without all the fluff. Thanks

  36. M Woody on January 28, 2023 at 4:12 am

    maybe itโ€™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.

  37. howard smith on January 28, 2023 at 4:12 am

    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?

  38. Roger Dudra on January 28, 2023 at 4:13 am

    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.

  39. Michael barnes on January 28, 2023 at 4:16 am

    What would a bridle joint in the middle (or somewhere not on the ends) of the workpiece be called?

  40. Griz oso on January 28, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Outstanding as usual .

  41. James Smith on January 28, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Missed this fresh but coming back round Rob! I got ya. Lol

  42. stanislavtihohod on January 28, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Thank you!

  43. Q Moonwalker on January 28, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Didnโ€™t know it was so easy! Thanks!

  44. William Shetler on January 28, 2023 at 4:24 am

    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.

  45. Griz oso on January 28, 2023 at 4:26 am

    And dont forget to hit the ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  46. Max Mustermann on January 28, 2023 at 4:26 am

    And the winner is….

    A spindle moulder.
    I makes a flawless joint faster than your able to say bridle joint.

  47. Harry Chisholm on January 28, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Good demonstration, thanks

  48. Dave Duncan on January 28, 2023 at 4:28 am

    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.

  49. Marcous Awad on January 28, 2023 at 4:28 am