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Project by indplswoodworking posted 05-25-2014 11:20 AM 1628 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally completed the puzzle piece joint jig. This is a great way to join eight foot lengths of thin material together for boat building or really any application that requires oversize lengths of stock. No clamping is required when gluing the joint and most importantly gives the seam or joint some extra appeal. The above photos show the final joint being employed in several different areas of the current project I am currently working on.


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#1 posted 05-25-2014 01:28 PM

Great idea Indy. I recall similar joints in old drawers before machines evolved to make the dovetails etc. Sometimes they had dowels through the center of each “ear”. Very clever and stong looking joint. Lot’s of surface area.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 01:43 PM

This turned out great,all your efforts to make the pattern was well worth the effort.


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#3 posted 05-25-2014 02:55 PM

While I do really like that joint ,I’m not to sure I would be using it in place of a scarf joint on a boat. Strength would be a priority for me, you have a modified butt joint with a 1/1 ratio, a decent scarf joint is an 1/8 ratio minimum. Unless you are going to back that joint/or strengthen it some how I would be leery.
Although I cannot tell from the pics, does this joint interrupt the sweep of the curves on you hull??
Thats just my 2cents,
G Vavra

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 05:18 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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