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Assembly - Level 1

Operation

Criteria

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Glued Butt Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree butt joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Dowel Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree doweled butt joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Rabbeted Shoulder Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree rabbeted shoulder joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Dado Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree dado joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Spline Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a flush spline joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be flat and parallel upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Spline material must be equidistant at both sides.

Assembly - Level 2

Operation

Criteria

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Confirmat Screw Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree confirmat screw joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Tight Joint Fastener Assisted Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a tight joint fastener assisted butt joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint surfaces must be flat and parallel upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Miter Edge Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree edge miter joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Lock Miter Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree lock miter joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Mortise & Tenon Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a mortise & tenon joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Spline Faced Miter Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a splined face miter joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
V-groove Miter Fold Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a 90 degree V-groove miter joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
French Dovetail Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a French dovetail joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.
Multiple Dovetail Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a multiple dovetail joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be square upon completion
Excess glue must not be apparent.

Assembly - Level 3

Operation

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Case Clamp Assisted Doweled Box With Loose Back

Given all parts [square & true], fully machined, assemble a cabinet box utilizing case clamp equipment.
All surfaces (except loose back/bottom) must be flush upon completion.
Joints must be square upon completion
Case square tolerance [measured diagonally in two opposing, like directions] ±1/32" [0.03125"] [1 mm]
Excess glue must not be apparent.
V-groove Miter Fold Box With Loose Bottom

Given all parts [square & true], fully machined, assemble a cabinet box utilizing miter fold construction.
All surfaces (except loose back/bottom) must be flush upon completion.
Joints must be square upon completion
Case square tolerance [measured diagonally in two opposing, like directions] ±1/32" [0.03125"] [1 mm]
Excess glue must not be apparent.
V-groove Miter Fold Box With Integral Bottom

Given all parts [square & true], fully machined, assemble a cabinet box utilizing miter fold construction.
All surfaces (except loose back/bottom) must be flush upon completion.
Joints must be square upon completion
Case square tolerance [measured diagonally in two opposing, like directions] ±1/32" [0.03125"] [1 mm]
Excess glue must not be apparent.

Assembly - Level 4

Operation

Criteria

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Non-symmetrical Corner Joint

Given two equally sized [square & true] 3/4" thick boards, assemble a non-symmetrical corner joint.
Surfaces must be flush upon completion.
Joint must be snug upon completion.
Excess glue must not be apparent.