Re: To Scarf or To Butt?

Posted by Mark Camp on Oct 27, 2005

Butt joint with glass on both sides, and no butt block, relative to scarf joint:

(+) simpler to build (+) omitting the butt block gives a smoother floor (+) requires less plywood stock length

(=) extremly strong

(-) worse stiff spot, causing bends to be less sweet.

If the plans call for butt joint with both sides glassed, no butt block, I would do exactly that. I'm no expert, just a little old toxic-dust maker who tends to go by the plans.

In Response to: To Scarf or To Butt? by John Short on Oct 27, 2005


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