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Forum topic by Jonzjob posted 08-17-2014 01:27 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2014 01:27 PM

Anyone ever seen a joint like this before?

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 01:49 PM

Yes. I used this notch on some of the beams in my house. Used a notch much more complicated than this for some of the rafters.
You can learn the methods via Norwegian timber framing.


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#2 posted 08-17-2014 02:51 PM

You see these all the time in timber framing. Commonly called a beveled scarf joint.

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 03:19 PM

Looks like a good joint to me.

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 03:35 PM

Typical joint used by the Japaneese for years.
There are several styles and types
any book on Japanese joinery will show these.
Very nice and strong.

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#5 posted 08-17-2014 03:53 PM

What’s a nice joint doing in a place like this?

Do you turn the other half of the beam around and cut them at the same time?

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