chapter  11
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Saws and Woodworking

When the edges of two boards are placed together, they are butting into one another, and if you nail them together like that, it will create a butt joint.

If you connect two boards together so that they are overlapping one another, this creates a lap joint. If you cut away half of the material from either board so that the overlap then keeps the faces of the two boards on the same plane, you will have a half lap.