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FINGER / DOVETAIL JOINTS - QUESTIONS

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FINGER / COMB JOINTS

 
 

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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 ‘_______’ joint. It is ideal for _____ constructions and is suitable for use with __________ woods such as pine and __________ or even manmade boards such as ___________ and MDF. The joint is strong especially when used with a good quality glue such as PVA (woodworkers adhesive) or ___________.

     
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 ______ and ______ are shaped. This makes it difficult to pull the joint apart. This type of joint is used in ____ constructions such as draws, jewellery boxes, ___________. The joint is strong especially when used with a good quality glue such as _______ (woodworkers adhesive) or cascamite.
   
TAILS - PINS - BOX - CABINETS - PVA
   
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