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                                 THE SCARF JOINT

 

I have never scarfed a piece of plywood before, in fact I have never scarfed anything really except prehaps a plate full of delicious nachos I dreaded this part. I thought about

if for a long time. I did a couple of tests on cheap plywood first. They were not that great but I learned enough from it to have confidence in giving it a go on the good marine ply.

So here is what I did:

   This is 6mm plywood (a little less than 1/4") so there isn't much to work with. I decided to cut the angle 2 1/4" back. I don't think it could take much more angle than that.

       

   I hit it with the orbital sander for a few minutes and...                                                                     Voila!

       

   This picture makes it look like there is a gap because the clamp is pushing toward the back            Here is the joint as it looks on the tunnel side plank after installation. Its perfectly flat!

   but this is actually a perfect fit.                                                                                                       My first scarf joint, whaoo!