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Half Lap Joint

545 days ago by bigchopperoo | 3 comments »

I’m going to do a half lap with a cross cut, chisel paring, and followed through with a shoulder plane. Now if you didn’t know better, you might be thinking I’m an Olympic diver getting ready to execute a stunning high dive. But alas, I am not. I’m a woodworker, and this is a structural joint and the tools I will use to make a simple, yet strong woodworking joint. The Half Lap is a joint used to connect two intersecting pieces of wood. Each piece of wood is sawn to half its thickness. Whe...

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Joinery #3: The Half Lap

629 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I needed to make a sign for local church. I first started out just constructing using butt joinery, but it was way too weak. I changed to using a half lap joint so I took the chance to film what exactly a half lap joint was and how to make one. Enjoy.

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