Yet another joint to try in your shop! Lets get started.

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First begin by cutting your lumber to size. In my case, these are 3/4” x 2”. Length is whatever you make it.

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Set the height of the blade using your adjacent stock you plan to use in the project.

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Now just take the other piece and put it up on its end. Sandwich it with stop blocks on either side. Placement is up to you. Using my Cross Cut Sled makes this super easy!

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Once the placement is where you like, run the stock through a flat bottom bevel blade. Remove the stock and turn 180°. Run through the blade again to center the mortise.

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Now using the mortise piece, set the height of the blade to the top of the bottom tongue. This will remove the right amount to create the tenon.

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Now using the similar method I demonstrated in the half lap joint and set up the stop block on one side. Using the adjacent piece as the spacer, in conjunction using a 1/8” spacer to push the stock left of the blade. This ensures the right amount to cut.

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Now just do a dry fit to see if there are any adjustments to make with the tenon.

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Once you are done, then just sand the joint down smooth and apply a finish.

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Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog and I encourage you to give this joint a try in your own shop.

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BOOM!!!


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