Center Lap Joint

After finishing the end laps, I made the lap joint in the center of the back upright (A). This requires a two-step technique with the table saw and a router.

shoulder cuts. The shoulder cuts for this center joint are made on the table saw by using an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge, see Fig. 4.

stop block. To establish the first shoulder (toward the top of the upright), clamp a stop block to the auxiliary fence so the distance from the block to the side of the saw blade toward the rip fence is 12".

Shop Note. Since the shoulder on the front upright (B) has to align with the shoulder on the back upright, you can use the front upright as a gauge. The distance from the stop block to the opposite side of the blade should be the same as the length of the front upright (12').

set rip fence. The rip fence acts as a stop to set the second (bottom) shoulder of this joint. Set the fence 10" from the outside of the sawblade, see Fig. 4. (This allows 2" for the lap joint, and 8" for the upper section of the upright.)

make cuts. Now make the shoulder cuts on the back uprights (A). Then to complete the cuts, I cleaned out the waste between the kerfs with a V-z" straight bit in the router, see Fig. 5.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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