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FINGER / COMB JOINTS

 

Look carefully at the corner joint seen below, known as a finger joint. The drawing needs completing.

1. Add the missing lines.
2. Add appropriate colour/shade.

3. Add the correct words/ phrases to the text below:
 

This a good example of a ‘finger’ or ‘comb’ joint. It is ideal for box constructions and is suitable for use with natural woods such as pine and mahogany or even manmade boards such as plywood and MDF. The joint is strong especially when used with a good quality glue such as PVA (woodworkers adhesive) or cascamite.

   
COMB - BOX - NATURAL - MAHOGANY - PLYWOOD - CASCAMITE
   

 

 
DOVETAIL JOINTS
   

Look carefully at the corner joint seen below, known as a dovetail joint. The drawing needs completing.

1.
Add the missing lines.
2. Add appropriate colour/shade.

   
3. Add the correct words/ phrases to the text below:
 
The ‘DOVETAIL JOINT’ is very strong because of the way the ‘tails’ and ‘pins’ are shaped. This makes it difficult to pull the joint apart. This type of joint is used in box constructions such as draws, jewellery boxes, cabinets. The joint is strong especially when used with a good quality glue such as PVA (woodworkers adhesive) or cascamite.
   
TAILS - PINS - BOX - CABINETS - PVA
   
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