Repairing a Lap Joint
Two ways to rescue a miscut lap joint
The most common mistake when producing a lap joint is to cut the shoulder too wide for the adjoining piece, leaving a gap where the pieces meet. In this audio slideshow, Fine Woodworking contributing editor Philip C. Lowe demonstrates two ways to eliminate this gap.
The first, and simpler, approach is to increase the width of the crosspiece until it’s wide enough to fill the gap. A more radical technique is to make the gap narrower by replacing a portion of the workpiece. Follow along with Lowe as he walks you through each step of the process.View PDF