Bridle JointsInstructor: John Manthei

Date of the class: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time of the class: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Workshop (Click link for accessibility information.)

A bridle joint is a simple through mortise and tenon joint, meaning the tenon is exposed on one side as well as the end. This joint is widely used in doors, frames, and casework. This is a straight forward and sturdy joint that can be done efficiently on a table saw and has a great variety of applications.

In this class we will look at many applications for, and several variations of, this joint. We will demonstrate making simple jigs that run along the table saw fence and yield consistent results for cheek cuts, as well as a cross cut system for shoulder cuts.

Everyone will groove their own stiles and rails, cut the joints using the jigs, and take home joint samples as well as a frame ready for glue up.

Age of students: 18 and up

Bridle JointsPrerequisites: Previous woodworking experience required. It is important that you are comfortable using a table saw. (Students who have taken our Beginning Woodworking or Principles of Woodworking class in the past are pre-approved. Contact instructor for approval if you believe you have equivalent experience.)

Maximum number of students: 6

Minimum number of students: 4

Cost of the course: $105

Materials fee: $50

Contact: John Manthei:

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.




Bridle Joints

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