Re: Experimental Joint

Posted by Jim E on Feb 17, 2007

The half-thickness approach might work best if the insert was of a stiffer material, like hardwood or epoxy/glass. You could hide it on the inside that way (if you wanted to hide it). With jigging like that, a stepped scarf would also be possible, which would look as neat as a butt.

A zig-zag cut at the panel ends would also work, but would be trickier to do than inserts. If an insert does not fit too well, you can make a new one.

Maybe I need to look at the glue failure problem. An all-cabosil mix seems to be too brittle for this application.

In Response to: Re: Experimental Joint by ndeanmoseyjr on Feb 17, 2007