WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #52: Live Wood Joinery

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Blog entry by frank posted 08-20-2009 03:00 AM 2174 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Live Wood Joinery

….bladed scarf wood joint,
marriage of two be-come one,
i rest satisfied
—by flp

I will be posting more on this wood joint in a future blog story….and;

Thank you.

[email protected]

’’ smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….’‘

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 03:20 AM

Interesting join…like a double rabbetted half lap. It looks like it would hold some weight, assuming that is just 2 beams joined…Is that a check running parallel on the left side of the Pic? Or is that 4 boards instead of 2? Hard to tell in the Pic.

Amazing what ingenuity was used when nails, screws and hardware we take for granted was not easily available….

Thank you for another excellent post…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 03:47 AM

Ah, a haiku day!
I didn’t know you did this,
very nice indeed!

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 04:37 AM

Very nice Frank.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 04:42 AM

well done

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 02:37 PM

Very nice Frank, are there wooden pins running vertically?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 08-20-2009 03:23 PM

Well done Frank. Good to hear from you, as always. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 08-20-2009 04:26 PM

The picture is art in its self…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 03:24 AM

Greetings to all….;

—-reggiek; To answer your question, the line you see on the left side is a ‘check’. Not to be concerned about checks like this in timber framing (after all the wood beam shown here is 5”x8”), while the wood being used here is hemlock….and although hemlock does quiet often check, it is still one of the most ‘stable’ woods one can use.

—-Dick; ....not to be rude by not answering your question out-right here, but I guess you’ll just have to wait for my blog story on this joint.

....and to all others herin, I do in-deed….thank you for taking the time to look and//or comment.


-- --frank, NH,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 03:35 PM

That’s OK Frank, take your time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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