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How to Cut a Half-Lap Joint

In the third video of our series on how to cut joints by hand, woodworker Andrew Strome shows you the tools needed and the technique behind cutting a half-lap joint.

Tools for this Project

An engineer’s square used to check the angle on a table saw blade

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Engineer's Squares

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06D0710 - Woodworker's Knife

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Woodworker's Knife

$12.95

35E0104 - 3 1/4" Beech Mallet

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Carpenter's Beech Mallets

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09A0198 - Marking Multi-Tool

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Marking Multi-Tool

$26.50

60T0120 - Professional-Grade Ryoba Saw

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Professional-Grade Ryoba Saw

$135.00

Slipping a 6" Pocket Rule into an apron pocket

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Pocket Rule

$17.50

05N3505 - Veritas Large Precision Square

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Veritas Large Precision Square

$89.00