The Joint Book is the ultimate workshop reference, giving woodworkers all the knowledge they need to choose the right joint for the job. It also features step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making over 70 joints, including mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, miters and more. In short, it covers every basic joint in every joint family-including a range of joint variations and helpful jigs. An introductory section details the factors that determine proper joint selection, including the characteristics of various types of woods, joints and adhesives. It then breaks down basic joints into five chapters featuring complete instructions for crafting: * Bull; * Edge and scarf joints bull; * Lapped and housed joints bull; * Mortise and tenon joints bull; * Mitres and bevels bull; * Dovetails This guide also includes a quick-reference Joint Selector guide, and instructions for working with hand tools as well as power tools to achieve each type of joint. Terrie Noll is the former editor of Woodwork magazine. She has more than 20 years experience as a furniture designer and maker. She has published numerous articles on woodworking and currently lives in San Francisco, California.