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Posted on Make a board longer - scarf joint?

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 11:04 PM

I agree, Scrubby. It is not easy, at least with hand tools, which is what I did. I clamped two boards together with an overlap and cut them together at shallow angle with a hand saw. I thought that the angles on two pieces would match. LOL!... And then there was sanding, and sanding, and more sanding. It is hard to maintain an even edge on a board cut at very shallow angle. At the end the joint was very much visible, but the bed survived kids jumping on it. Now, if you want to go with dowels, I would use steel dowels (more of them at the bottom half as you suggested). The problem is how you glue steel into wood. Epoxy?

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