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Hi all...new here. Just bought a new router table and router to do some projects around the house. I am taking out some old shiplap and re-purposing it as baseboards in a room. I don't have the length necessary to cover the entire span so I need some method of joining the create the desired length. A scarf joint seems possible but really lame when I have a router itching to be used.

Any thoughts on joining two pieces of stock end to end? Finger joints?

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Isn't it normally just butted together ?
I guess if you want to make a statement, finger joints, box joints, or even dovetails are possible.
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HI David

Finger joints suck ,, they are VERY hard to line up the two parts, a simple lap joint or a 45 deg cut works well, butt joints don't work well the norm..you always have that little space in the joint the norm..

I should note, the finger joints work well if you start out with thick stock and then run the stock in the planer to get it the same on both parts...but other than that they suck.

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Hi all...new here. Just bought a new router table and router to do some projects around the house. I am taking out some old shiplap and re-purposing it as baseboards in a room. I don't have the length necessary to cover the entire span so I need some method of joining the create the desired length. A scarf joint seems possible but really lame when I have a router itching to be used.

Any thoughts on joining two pieces of stock end to end? Finger joints?

Thanks
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Hi all...new here. Just bought a new router table and router to do some projects around the house. I am taking out some old shiplap and re-purposing it as baseboards in a room. I don't have the length necessary to cover the entire span so I need some method of joining the create the desired length. A scarf joint seems possible but really lame when I have a router itching to be used.

Any thoughts on joining two pieces of stock end to end? Finger joints?

Thanks
David
Hi David - Welcome to the forum
I agree with Bj. Save your desire for frustration for another project, there will be plenty of opportunities Use 30-45* angles on the joints to cover/eliminate the inevitable gaps.

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Ok great....thanks for the input.


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