Morris Dovey’s Locking Lap Joint #1

One of the early DeSoto Solar efforts produced a locking lap joint designed to ensure that assemblies will always be square and that the assembled product will be rack-proof. Here's a photo of the joint and a sketch showing how it might be used in construction of a woodworking utility bench:

While I was playing with SketchUp, I decided to model the bench I had in mind in three dimensions:

...and then, because some people might want a more traditional-looking bench, I shortened the bench base length to produce:

Although they look very different, the construction of both benches is identical.

Copyright © 2003 Morris R Dovey

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