1. Tradition says use it every time, modern methods say just glue. Tradition predates screw threaded clamps and so draw-bore pulled the joints up tight and kept them so. In today’s woodworking they may be unnecessary but there’s something about the draw-bore that delivers a sort of authenticity glue alone does not. The glue has always held and will continue to do so. It’s really up to us as individuals to decide for our own work really.

      1. The reason the Japanese developed au system of complex joinery wash that very fact…they did not know of glue yet and they did not know of the western inventions of metallic machanical fastening pins and dowels.
        What do you think is better, a complex joint withou glue or nails, or a simple joint held strong by glue and nail?

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