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06-08-2011 09:57 PM

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When these are used to bridge cracks/splits,how thick should they be? Full thickness/half thickness or?

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 10:06 PM

I think that would depend on the application. On my workbench (top is 3 1/2” thick), the bow-ties I used were all 1/2” thick. For a little decorative piece I’m building, they will only be 1/8” thick.


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#2 posted 06-08-2011 10:11 PM

If they actually do a structural job, I make them 3/4 thickness. If they are mostly for show, anything from 1/4” – 1/2”.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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