A Carpenter’s Workshop

Someday, I’ll have one this nice again…

A Carpenter’s Workshop. Painted by Danish painter, Christen Dalsgaard 1855.

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Joining Techniques for Building Houses, Barns, etc.

From Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery by Paul N. Hasluck, ed., 1907 edition, an excellent resource.

From Cassell’s Carpentry and Joinery by Paul N. Hasluck, ed., 1907 edition, an excellent resource.

A selection of simple construction framing joints for building construction.

These are all really just mortises or forms of notching.  These simple techniques can add a lot of value to your repertoire.  The internet shows so much excitement when these things are seen in Japanese joinery but let’s not forget that this technology was world-wide common knowledge just a century ago.