Woodwork Joints contains a thorough explanation of a great number of carpentry joints. More than simply describing them however it goes into detail about the whens and whys of using the various connections and the pros and cons of each, as well as showing their place in history. Even better it describes them simply enough that anyone can understand even the most complicated of joints without being a professional woodworker, without sacrificing any accuracy.
William Fairham's book is essential reading for any woodworker, especially those working by hand. With careful reading and practice it will leave you a master of this aspect of the craft. It even contains a section on puzzles which will provide great practice on the other techniques.
To be successful in woodwork construction the possession of two secrets is essential — to know the right joint to use, and to know how to make that joint in the right way. The woodwork structure or the piece of cabinet-work that endures is the one on which skilful hands have combined to carry out what the constructive mind planned. And it is just here that the present Volume will help, not alone the beginner who wishes preliminary instruction, but also the expert who desires guidance over ground hitherto unexplored by him.