weird joint oak frame

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 01-25-2015 04:45 AM 1952 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I generally do not like to post pictures from my day job but i really liked this frame and the joint in particular. It was a fun build for me particularly working on the joint. I am not sure what this joint is called but the best way i can describe it is a mitered half lap open tenon? If any one knows what this type of joint is please let me know i would love to know what it is actually called. This frame was made out of oak the profile was cut by making a custom made steel knife and used in a shaping machine, the joints are not 100% accurate but that was done purposely. The frame was reproduced from an existing frame and had to match it completely with a few open areas. I do not have any photos of the finished frame because i very rarely have to apply finish at work. but it was stained or painted a black color and it was dinged up a little bit more to match the already existing frame.

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 11:21 AM

Interesting joint.Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 01:48 PM

Yup, a weird joint, for sure.
I’ve neber seen one like it before.

Thanks, for taking the time, out of your workday, to post this.

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 03:50 PM

thank you!

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 02:57 AM

not sure what the joint would be named, but it does look pretty cool…

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#5 posted 01-26-2015 03:09 AM

Yeah it was also really fun to make and figure out how to go about making it.

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#6 posted 01-26-2015 03:46 AM

It looks like a Japanese joint, but I haven’t gotten around to buying that reference book.

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#7 posted 01-26-2015 05:10 PM

It is a lap joint Micheal. While not a typical lap joint I believe it still a lap joint. It is an interesting profile you have there. With your imagination Micheal you may want to look at some of the layered frame profiles that I’ve posted on the site.

Here ya go.

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