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

Step 3: Find Half the Thickness

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The first step to cutting a half lap joint is finding the exact mid-point between the top and bottom of your board. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

While you can certainly measure the thickness and divide by half, this can sometimes be impractical and lead to slight error. An easier method is using a combination square. Set it to roughly half the thickness of the board. Trace a line from the top and then switch to the bottom. Adjust the combination square until both lines are on top of each other. You’ve found dead center. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

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