|Making Scarf Joints
|The size of the sticks to be joined doesn't matter, as long
as they're the same.
|The sticks are then laid together in preparation for sanding
|Using a Disc Sander, the angle is sanded into both sticks
at the same time.
|As long as the angle is about a 3:1 ratio you'll be in good
shape. The larger the glue surface of the joint, the better.
|The angle is sanded and the sticks are ready to be joined.
|Pin one stick to the board and lay a straight edge in place
to insure the sticks are glued together nice and straight.
|Glue the joint together using the straight edge as a guide.
Any kind of glue will work nicely.
|When dry, lift the wood from the board and block sand the
joint smooth. If there are any small gaps, flood them with
gap filling Cya and sand again before the glue dries. The
sanding dust from the wood will wick into the wet glue and
make a good solid filler and eliminate the gap.