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Which joint would you choose ?

  • A

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  • B

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  • C

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RogerS

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Here's the construction. It's for the orangerie lantern.

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I need to join that 4.4m ridge board and can't make up my mind on the best joint.
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Material is unsorted redwood. The joints can be reinforced with dominos if need be. 45mm wide x 95mm high

A has the advantage of simplicity and ease of manufacture. Using bottom cut router bit and suitable jig I can make sure that each glue face is smooth to give maximum glue contact area.

B has double the glue area. Downside is getting clean faces on the inside of the lefthand piece. I don't have a mansize bandsaw and so would have to do it using the morticer and then attempt to clean it up with a chisel. I have reservations that the tongue on the RH piece is only 15mm thick. NB NOT 35MM AS IN THE DRAWING

C no real advantage as far as I can see plus a lot more work.

I'm leaning towards A.

What do you guys think ?
 

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Trevanion

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A or B would suit best, it ideally should be pegged too from the inside face without breaking out on the outside.

Can't you get a 4.4m length?
 

RogerS

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Trevanion":kfc4krz0 said:
A or B would suit best, it ideally should be pegged too from the inside face without breaking out on the outside.

Can't you get a 4.4m length?
I can and I have but my workshop is too short to machine it in one piece :(
 

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If it were me I would try to get a piece of timber long enough, failing that a nice tight wedged scarf joint as it always looks good.

Merlin
 

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merlin":fj6z9486 said:
If it were me I would try to get a piece of timber long enough, failing that a nice tight wedged scarf joint as it always looks good.

Merlin
I already have some. But as I posted, my workshop is not large enough to machine it. I agree that scarf joints look good but it will be painted which kind of defeats the object !
 

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A with two pegs potentially? I'm trying to understand where the loadings will be, there will be people better informed than I.
 

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A with additional fastening.

Also, given you have unsorted wood and possibly thinner pieces (i.e. c22mm), may be an opportunity to use it up and stagger it to create the length.
 
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