|Forum topic by bludhemn||posted 12-30-2013 05:47 PM||724 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-30-2013 05:47 PM
I’m trying to build a console table with X-legs (cross legs). I decided to use a half lap joint for the legs, but came across some difficulty while doing this. The legs are angled at around 28 degree, and I am making the cut with a tenon saw on pine wood. I made a few parallel cuts in the lap and cleared it off with a paring chisel. But the end result was a completely uneven surface, and the more I tried to use the chisel to smooth it out, the worse it got. Here is a pic of what I have now:
The width of that lap is about 80mm, and I dont have a plane that will go in. What can I do to make sure that the next half lap is even?
Please bear with my lack of understanding, as I am a total novice.