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RE: WOOD: Field Splicing

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Bill, 

Actually, that's similar to the way the way they splice on the heads of
certain guitars.  But they make a multiple finger cut with long (relative to
their width) fingers.  I saw this during a tour of the Taylor Guitar factory
here in San Diego (a tour I highly recommend).  They routinely test these as
part of their quality control process and they are typically stronger than
the base material.  I think it has to do with the pressure glueing process.

The code?  '97 UGC I guess (Uniform Guitar Code?)

Regards,

Bob G.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: WOOD: Field Splicing


I just heard this morning that one can "easily" field-splice dimension 
lumber by making a sort of "V-joint" and fitting the boards end-to-end 
to make a longer piece. Then you put a piece of 1x on either side, about 
four to six feet in lenth centered on the splice and nail it together.

It makes a piece that is "stronger" than the original. "It's in the 
code," he tells me.

What in blazes is he talking about and where does it spell that out in 
the building code? ANY building code?

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