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Hi ive been using wood as a framer now for years but now ive recently inherited a nice tablesaw, router with table, and nice jointer and various hand planes, bits etc.
just because im a framer doesnt mean squat framers are by far intricate or have finese (lol) ive often been called the bull in a china closet.
Heres my question : In making panels is it necesary to cut a splice joint? or can one (making sure both edges are true)
just glue and clamp 2 , 3 or 4 pieces of wood together that have flat edges?
Im asking for tables of all sizes from large family style tables to small nightstands. Any advice or links to examples would be greatly appreciated.
Even if you are a framer, there is no prejudice here. :-) YOur splice (or half lap) joint is a strong joint because you get a lot of gluing surface on the face grain of a board. You could also use a bridle joint or mortise and tenon. To strengthen the joint you can peg it too.