Half Laps On Router Table
I need to make about 25 half laps in 1-1/2" x 3" inch Douglas Fir using a router table and was wondering what the best approach would be without getting overly complex with fancy jigs and such. I am relatively new on a router table.
I don't want to sound like I am over-thinking it but just want some feedback/help. My plan was to:
1) Set router fence to 3 inches as a stop for the shoulder
2) Use a simple MDF push block riding on the fence to push material
3) Start cutting on the end of the work piece with a 3/4" bit (biggest I have) and move work piece towards the fence.
4) For the last cut, make sure work piece is against fence and push block to establish a straight shoulder and repetitive along 25 separate pieces.
This may be the way everybody does it or may not be a good way at all. I'm just looking for simple ideas. Also, I think I prefer to not use a miter gauge strictly due to the fact of having to have the fence absolutely parallel.