Joints that fit tightly and last for generations are a hallmark of the woodworker with pride of craftsmanship. Skills for making professional-quality joints are made much easier with the methodical and clear approach to the whole process designed by master craftsman Ralph Laughton. He starts with choosing the appropriate joint for the purpose, and ends with proper assembly for the finished piece. Along the way come what you need to know to select the right woods, tools, and adhesives, as well as ways to prepare, mark, measure, and cut each section. At every step you learn to master traditional hand techniques for butt joints and mitres, halved and saddle joints, mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, dadoes, dowels, biscuits and splines.