I'm making half-lap joints in 2x4, but they're not at a 90° angle. Therefore, I need two jigs, one angled 10° from square in each direction.
Due to poor planning on my part, I made one jig out of one piece of 1/4" plywood with some blocks screwed to it to locate it on the 2x4, and the other jig I made out of two pieces of 1/4" plywood. Obviously (though it took 2 days of working on this before it finally hit me), that is the reason my dado cuts are coming out different depths.
If my dados are different depths, it that going to cause any strength issues in the final, assembled project?
I can, if necessary, reset router depth and go recut all the ones on the doubled 1/4" template, but I really don't want to unless I have to (either for strength or to make the pieces end up flush, as I'd like them).
This is what the assembled pieces will look like. This is a test piece that is simply screwed together. While screws will likely be sufficient, it will be relying entirely on the sheer strength of the screws like this, so I figured a half-lap would be stronger. Also, since this a piece of shop furniture, it's an opportunity to learn a new skill and if it doesn't come out perfect & beautiful, it's still a learning experience that will produce something functional for the shop.
(Note, there will be locking casters under this so it will be mobile - I, sadly, don't have enough space to let it sit in the middle of the room.)