Cutting End Laps With A

Homemade Tenon Jig Plans

There's another way to cut end laps, and it's even cleaner than when making them in multiple passes. The only drawbacks are that this method requires two setups and a tenon jig and you can't use it to cut cross laps. To cut a half lap with this method, first you establish the shoulder of the lap. This setup is basically the same as the multiple pass method, except this time you use a regular blade instead of a dado blade. After the shoulder's cut, I use a tenon jig to cut the cheek, sneaking up...