Common woodworking frame and box joints
This sequence of photographs demonstrates the sequence of operations involved in the making of common frame and box joints. Covered here are; the end lap joint, the cross halving joint, the mitre bridle joint, the finger or comb joint, the mortice and tenon joint and the dovetail joint.
All S3 Craft & Design pupils work on a box project so that they can develop some basic woodworking skills. This year S4 have all been encouraged to work on frame and carcase construction techniques. This is mainly due to the large numbers being presented this session but also due to the fact that we have acquire a lot of high quality hardwoods at a bargain price. For these reasons a more prescriptive approach has been taken than the last few years. This should help make the large number of projects a bit easier to manage whilst also displaying the materials and pupils' skill to best effect.
I'll try and annotate these better over the next week or so.