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whitepine53

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09-27-2016 05:00 PM

I have been searching for the correct terminology for cutting the corner edge of a square wood column or leg leaving 3-4” at both the top and bottom which creates a decorative reveal on all 4 corners. I’ve searched chamfer, cope, scoop, scallop, notch, bevel and flute. Nothing at all per what I’m looking for comes up. I used to see it on wood columns on front porches. Can anyone help me out? I have a pdf sketch but I can’t figure out how to post it.
Thanks


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#1 posted 09-27-2016 05:19 PM

Stopped chamfer???

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#2 posted 09-27-2016 05:20 PM

Lambs tongue

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 05:21 PM

Is it not just a “stopped” bevel?
Bill

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 05:33 PM

A lambs tongue is a special treatment for the terminus of the chamfer, and usually done with hand tools.
A stopped chamfer is much more commonly seen on trim work, newel posts and the like.

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 06:56 PM

I thank you all for your replies. Lambs tongue is what I was looking for although searches for stopped chamfer reveal images of the lambs tongue. It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t remember. Thanks again

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#6 posted 09-27-2016 07:20 PM

What did I win??? That’s at least a million dollar answer on Jeopardy right? right? I prefer cash but will take a check, an annuity would do but would rather just do the cash out. Thank you.

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#7 posted 09-27-2016 09:51 PM

Really makes the lambs mad!!!!
Bill

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#8 posted 09-28-2016 02:31 AM

In the millwork and joinery world the term is BROACH CHAMFER

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