Sure, you can find woodworking joints more beautiful than the half-lap. And, one or two joints might be stronger. But few woodworking joints match the half-lap for all-around usefulness and ease of construction.
We dubbed this modified and pegged half-lap joint a "Swedish half-lap" in honor of Design Editor Joh
Every time I use a dado set to cut half-lap joints, I seem to waste a lot of time lining up each successive cut to the edge of the blade. Is there a faster system?
Learn how to make a half lap joint, just one of the nine essential joints you should consider for yo
Super strong and easy to make, few joints match the usefulness of the half-lap. Requiring little more than a sharp pencil and a stacked dado blade, lap joints can strengthen a variety of projects.
Cutting on-the-money rabbets for half-lap joints with a portable circular saw and handheld router is a breeze with this two-in-one jig.