|Forum topic by startingfromscratch||posted 07-06-2010 05:09 PM||8744 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
07-06-2010 05:09 PM
I’ve finally gotten around to putting up an easy lumber rack (as opposed to my overloaded saw horses). I’m attaching three 2X4s stretching from the joists in my basement to the floor and spaced out to handle 8 foot lumber. I’m attaching to those three levels of “shelve” pieces (perpendicular 14” 2×4 pieces) that folks say should be lap jointed. That’s 18 half laps I have to cut.
I don’t have a dado and don’t want to invest in one. I have a good table saw, a bandsaw with no permanent fence, and a good PC hand held router (and a piece of crap BD router table). How would you go about cutting a bunch as quickly as possible?
My plan is to build the little jig described here: http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/routing/half-lap-joint-jig/
Anyone have any other better ideas? I guess I could cut the shelve pieces on the bandsaw (with a piece of wood clamped to the table). I could ask just cut them on the table saw and clean them up with a chisel. No idea how to do them in the long pieces except for the jig.