Originally Posted by John Downey
Actually, I was afraid that I might cut the dados and then, after getting all the sides jointed, find out they were too wide. Not knowing if anything would move during glue up left me thinking that if I undersized them I would be OK, but who knows? If the accent pieces moved a little too much, by the time I got them jointed flush my stock would be too narrow for the dado.
Half laps have always been one of the difficult joints for me. Just never seem to get them tight enough or flush enough. It seemed most prudent to get everything sized as perfectly as I could and then sneak up on the dado width.
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