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Blog series by danzaland updated 07-16-2009 06:40 PM 2 parts 3842 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Scarf Joint Log Table

07-13-2009 04:43 PM by danzaland | 4 comments »

I was able to grab a log off the side of the road that was about 3 feet long and 13 inches across. I wanted to make something out of it. I had seen a scarf joint bench made by a person who had taken the Timberframing course at The College of the Rockies a session or two before me. I wanted to try it. So here is the log. I first started by peeling all the bark off and then set about getting end lines on the log. I knew I wanted the table to taper from the middle out to both sides, so I drew...

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Part 2: The table continues

07-16-2009 06:40 PM by danzaland | 2 comments »

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...

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