Scarf Log Table July #2: The table continues

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Blog entry by danzaland posted 07-16-2009 06:40 PM 3557 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So here is the 2 cut out scarf pieces fitted together.
Scarf 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 precision with the chiansaw isn’t what I’d like. Not that the hand saw worked. I may try your suggestions yet.

Here is the underside. I should have shot it straight on so you could see the gap. The table is on it’s side.
Scarf underside

Oh and that reminds me, a scarf joint would be one resting on the other, not side by side like mine. My choice to do it this way is for artistic purposes. Here is a link to a page about scarf joints

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 05:49 AM

nice work done like a true timber framer great job


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#2 posted 07-19-2009 01:13 PM

ah, now I understand. Interesting reference for scarf joints. So never mind the gap, what happens on the backside of the log ( or bottom as it were), as obviously they don’t match up exactly? Do you just leave it like that or pare it down with a drawknife?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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