Hand Cut Finger Joints in the Greene and Greene Style

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An introductory video into hand cutting joinery using a classic style to teach basic concepts. Included are tips in layout, sawing, waste removal, assembly and how to make the classic pillowed pegs of the style.


Dennis Hughes says:

Watching this made me contemplate exactly why I love your videos so much.
I think that it is your clear passion for the craft and your sometimes clinical analysis . No scrap that. It's your love for the craft and the history that brought it to this time. I know that you know of Paul Sellers, you stand shoulder to shoulder with him.
(Jeez, I sound like a stalker……. :()

alex tworkowski says:

This video should be required viewing for all woodworkers.

John Pitchko says:

Love that workbench! Do you have plans available?

MIke The Wood Worker says:

Thank you for the video. The voice over is best!! No fast forward and no skipping steps. One of the best videos I have watched to date. Thank so much.

arose460 says:

nice video.

Earthdrumz says:

There are abundant examples of this joint style in 8th to 11th Century Scandinavia. Look as Norse (Viking) era chests. They all use those pegged lap or finger joints. and they also used a lot of tusk and tenon joints in things like bed frames and even house framing.

SuperXrunner says:

SO once again they couldn't come up with their own ideas…they had to steal it

Dhen Bhoy says:

There's never too much information for beginners or those genuinely looking to learn. Tip's, hints and tricks and the mistakes to avoid are always welcome features that save newbies time, effort and money. Thanks for putting these up. Much appreciated.

Tom Moore says:

Before commenting, I checked all the existing comments. One stated that the Greenes did not travel to Japan. True that, they learned from books and magazines. Further, they did not ever have a furniture line or mfg. facility. Charles made a few pieces for himself, or for his fiancee. All other furniture was commissioned for a given house only. None was duplicated by the Greenes or the Hall Bros., who were their contractors on the largest houses – Blacker, Gamble, Robinson, etc. I have been a docent for the Gamble House for eight years and been in 30 of their existing houses.

Phil Tams says:

Not too much information sir, absolutely excellent in every way. I am going to try this way of creating joints in my work, thank you.

Herbert Hoff says:

is it ok to saw barefoot?

Albion Watts says:

Paul Sellars….. master craftsman…

zampano 006 says:

hey, nice video. i am new to woodworking, trying to make a "notch" ( i am not sure if this is the correct translation of the german word "nut"). i wanted to use a chisel to do it. i am using chipboard-wood.
so my plan is to use the chisel to cut two straight lines and then use the chisel again to remove the wood between those lines. will this technique result in a straight line, that is capable of holding another straight piece of wood?

any tips and hints are appreciated!

psargaco says:

Very informative but unfortunately the lighting is horrible.

Q Daddy says:

Holy Lee Valley catalog of tools.

Nonskid Sam says:

I love that fact that you work barefoot at 16 min. markGreat video.

Steven Rochon says:

Interesting video, but I have a question. If using a Japanese pull saw, will the smelting occur on the front side of the piece? If that's the case, that would indicate a need to have the back side facing you; yes?

Wade W says:

Just an excellent and enjoyable video with great tips. Thanks.

J. Eric Lunden says:

Loved the video. Thanks for posting it. But please next time check the focus on your camera.

Zachary Sarette says:

Awesome. I realize that I need more practice and the proper tools.

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