I thought I would try and learn a few new wood joints over January. Playing in a workshop seems like a very achievable new year’s resolution to me. I had a go at an angled t-bridle joint last night and it came out ok. A little bit rough but I learnt a lot from doing it. I’m thinking of trying a wedged mortise and tenon next, and then a stopped sliding dovetail after that.
If anyone would be interested in learning them with me (or other joints), comparing notes, sharing tips etc, give me a shout. I’ve booked a table in the wood shop next Monday to have a go at the wedged mortise and tenon, and I’ll be available at other times if folks are interested in some collaborative learning by doing!
Disclaimer - I have never made these before and I’ll be following the videos in the comments below, although happy to share what I do know. If folks have suggestions for other joints that would be useful to learn, that would be cool
@TonyP, I remember you mentioning some Japanese joinery methods at the woodwork induction - did you have any particular methods in mind or suggestions for an interesting method to start with? I’m keen to learn something new!