Question: for scribing poles in timber framing, is there really that much advantage to buying something like the Veritas Log Scribe over something like this:
... the big advantage to the Veritas is the levels that help to keep the pencil a constant distance away from the guiding surface?
I would love to hear more about the pencil/washer method you mentioned.
I'm sure I'll be smacking my forehead later.
Gabriel Babin wrote:I’m happy to know more about that tool and that there is a less expensive way.
I am not a very experienced woodworker but I saw a Japanese woodworker use a différent method to make a 90 degrees mortise and tenon joint with round poles.
1. Make the mortise.
2. Make the tenon a bit shorter then the final result and as if it was to be inserted in squared timber.
3. Put them together.
4. Use a scribing tool to copy the curve on the tenoned pole.
5. Remove and finish the joint.
This reduces the distance between the model curve and the copy, reducing the risk of mistake. The man had no spirit level on the tool, only by sight. Does it recall something to y’all?
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