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A "dust pass" is a second (or last) machining pass that removes just a tiny amount of material — sometimes literally producing only dust as the name suggests — to improve surface finish and/or remove burn marks. In a router context I believe it's most commonly utilised for improving edges when pattern routing and when using a fence, either the ...


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The answer is actually sort of in the wording of the Question, these are a type of overlap joint, sometimes called an overlay joint. Because the pieces of wood don't interlock in any manner it makes construction very fast, but it's little used outside of rough carpentry. In a 'proper woodworking' context you might only see this used for the construction of ...


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