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7 Easy Steps Half Lap Joints You Need To Know And Try

If you’ve ever tried to cut a half lap joint and been frustrated with the results, welcome to the club. Up until now my lap joints were pretty much hit and miss. Sometimes perfectly flush, other times loose or cut too deep. I grew tired of the inconsistency and decided there must be a better way! woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

After extensively looking into the methods others have used, I’ve come up with a fail proof method that will allow you to cut accurate and consistent half lap joints every single time. The best part: You don’t need a dado stack or any elaborate jigs. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

Step 1: Tools

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For this method, you’ll need the following tools:

  • Table saw woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics
  • Crosscut Sled
  • Combination Square
  • Quick-grip clamp
  • Spacer with the exact same thickness as your saw blade – I’ll show you how to make your own spacer woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics
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