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HOW TO MAKE A HALF LAP MITER JOINT
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How to Make A Half Lap Miter Joint

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Description:
A half lap miter joint is a combination of a lap and miter joint. It is made, as in the half lap, by cutting away one half the thickness at the end of the two pieces to be joined. However, the area from which the material is removed in one half that required for the lap joint, being triangular instead of rectangular. Again, adjacent surfaces lie in the same plane when assembled.

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Use:
Half lap miter joints are used where more strength and better appearance are required than is provided by the half lap. Glued together and allowed to set in clamps, the half lap miter joint is very strong and need not show any fastening. It is an excellent joint for many types of frames.

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