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ruralboy
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2021 08:57
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I'm sure its a thing especially with non-cabins but I somehow just can't seem to recall or find what its generally called by then if it did have a particular word that is?

To put it this way with the example below;
Use one 40ft length all the way through, or start with one 20ft length then at one end add another 'smaller' 20ft length. So basically the latter looks 'stepped-in' laterally not to mention that the Z in middle mean working very short hewn logs, but at least the one bonus is getting almost the same interior size while being able to work with much shorter beams.

ICC
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2021 09:21
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I have no idea what you are meaning. Picture? Drawing? webpage link?

jhp
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# Posted: 20 Jul 2021 09:59 - Edited by: jhp
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I think maybe he means lap joints, but to make two shorter logs act as a single longer log.

Lap joints:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Woodworking_lap_joints.svg/ 1200px-Woodworking_lap_joints.svg.png

After some googling I think the end to end joints are scarf joints?

https://timberframehq.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Under-Squinted-Stop-Splayed-Scar f-Joint-3.jpg

However, the Googling tells me you shouldn't use them for beams, even under the supported joint. Not sure how that would play out in a log cabin type design where it's not point supported.

I guess it might work but wouldn't finding similar diameter poles, or the amount of hewing needed to equalize them be just as much work?

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 22 Jul 2021 07:55 - Edited by: toyota_mdt_tech
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Quoting: jhp
I think maybe he means lap joints, but to make two shorter logs act as a single longer log.



Scarf joint? Be an upgrade to his lap joint, but stronger. But time consuming to make.

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