Now that you’ve got the technique down for creating half lap joinery, try your hand at using half lap joints to create the frame for a glass panel door or mirror. You can make beautiful, flush corners with a dado head cutter on your table saw.
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Mortise and tenon joinery is commonly used for tables, chairs, and a variety of other projects. Getting a uniform fit between the tenon and mortise is the key to solid joinery, and the band saw is great for making perfectly fitting tenons. Before making the tenons, cut the mortises, then cut the tenons to fit.
When building glass doors on your woodworking projects, you’ll need to create wooden retainers that will keep the glass secure. You can make these simple glass door retainers using a square block and a fine-toothed Japanese pull saw.