So here is the 2 cut out scarf pieces fitted together.
SO the last image of the past post was just one side of the scarf joint. The hole in the middle is for a set of wedges to be put in to keep the joint tight. Any scarf joints created for building today will have plenty of lags in it. Being a table I will use 3/4 or 1 inch pegs to serve as an additional way to keep it tight.
Some comments suggested using a sawzall or a chainsaw to hog more material out. I dont’ have a sawzall and my precision with the chiansaw isn’t what I’d like. Not that the hand saw worked. I may try your suggestions yet.
Oh and that reminds me, a scarf joint would be one resting on the other, not side by side like mine. My choice to do it this way is for artistic purposes. Here is a link to a page about scarf joints
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