HELP! Jig for lap joints on end of boards?
Hi, getting set up to make theatrical flats that depend on lap joints. Dimensions are 4' by 10', with a crossbar top, bottom and two evenly spaced the length of the flat. The rails and styles are all 3.5 to 4 inches, depending on what I can find that's relatively straight.
Window and door flats are a little different and rely on bottom steel braces to hold their shape. All possible joints will be lap joints.
That said, I need to build a jig that will fit over the end of the stiles. Any suggestions on how to make this. The lap joints on the other rails are pretty obvious. All lap joints must be an exact fit.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.