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Dovetailed Hand Tool Cabinet #5: Half lap door frame, glass panel, glass stops...

05-03-2011 05:50 AM by JasonD | 3 comments »

I didn’t take too many pictures on the day that I built the door frame. This is particularly because it was the first time that I made a frame using half lap joints and I completely hate them and never want to use them again because they make me feel completely incompetent. I did everything the way I normally do to cut a clean, square shoulder and cheek; just like when I cut tenons. I made sure the lumber was flat and square. I used the reference face and edge to score the lines to define the shoulders and cheeks. Then, I chiseled out a small “valley” to start a perfectly straight, sharp shoulder / cheek line. Even doing that, I wasn’t happy with the final fit. ...

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