So, I measured once and cut – now I’m off. Looking for some suggestions. via /r/woodworking


So, I measured once and cut – now I’m off. Looking for some suggestions.

I somehow managed to cut a board slightly shorter than it should've been cut. I realized, and dug the offcut out of my scrap pile. See picture: http://ift.tt/1jfDfX0

So, my thoughts are as follows: I took both sides to a shooting board, and everything is fairly seamless when I put the two pieces together. This is going to be a bottom shelf to a tool cabinet, and will probably have to support a fair amount of weight. Should I just cut dados on the top/bottom of the left/right piece and stick 'em together (so, a lap joint)? Can I get away with gluing end-grain if I also glue two strips of maple to the front/back of the jointed boards (as you can kind of see in my picture)?

I may end up hiding the seam in the front by gluing a decorative piece of walnut on anyway, just as it'll be the most visible error in this build. The longer gap will have something on it (planes, and a plane tray) so I don't think it'll be very visible in any case.

What have you guys found successful?

Submitted October 09, 2015 at 11:03PM by manifolded
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