RE: [bolger] Re: Wood for Birds'mouth spars
- Boy, this thread went places I never expected when I asked the original
One final question along the latest line of discussion - I'm obviously going
to have to scarf whatever staves I make, of whatever wood, to make a 26'
mast. So my question is, should the scarfs be cut 'perpendicular' to the
axis of the mast, or parallel (diagonal scarf lines showing, or just a
horizontal line visible at the scarf)? I seem to remember reading somewhere
that not only should they lay down, but they should 'point downward' like a
shingle so water wouldn't run into the joint - not that that's likely to
happen with a boat that will mostly sit on a trailer with the mast resting
horizontally on braces on the garage wall...
thanks for all the input and great discussion
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Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Wood for Birds'mouth spars
On 3/24/06, Paul Smith <paulnsmith@...> wrote:
> Some years ago I banned the use of finger jointed studs in the city I
Certainly your perogative, but finger jointed 'rated' lumber is
accepted by the LRFD and the ICBO in most jurisdictions.
> I will remain highly suspicious of engineered materials ... for marine
How do you feel about scarf joints?
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