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These Old Joints. AWI Chief Learning Officer o you groan quietly as you get up from the couch? I know I do. These old joints don't work as well as they used to. It seems worse in winter, doesn't it? Now that I'm up, may I share some woodworking history with you? Remembering the basics and background of joints and joinery has a practical use for both the career woodworker and the design professional. The tools, types, and techniques of wood joinery have both changed and stayed the same for generations. From French and Middle English, the words (for the act of putting wood pieces together), and (a person who practices joinery) are currently little used in North America, although the principal trade union, until recently, used the title . The full title still appears as part of the UBC logo. The terms are still in common use in the United Kingdom. We have come to use terms like cabinetmaker or furniture maker to mean roughly the same things for our industry here in North America. Making joints between parts made of wood has a long history. Still existing are physical examples of mortise and tenon joinery from ancient Egypt and the time of the Pharaohs such as objects discovered in King Tut's tomb. It is the mortise and tenon, and its many variations we will explore in this article. Haunched Mortise and Tenon Slot Mortise and Tenon I

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Design Solutions - Winter 2014

Design Solutions - Winter 2014
High Note Hotel
Finding The Way
Schooled Design
Miles OF Hospitality
These Old Joints
Product Showcase
AWI Manufacturing Members
Ad Index
AWI Supplier Members

Design Solutions - Winter 2014