Heaven knows where any of you might find an application for this, but I had to
come up with a way to make a very strong joint in lieu of bentwood for a
convertible top bow on an old car, and I think it turned out pretty well.
a 2X2 at roughly 90 degrees, or actually any angle you want. The slots
were made on a 10" table saw with a 12" piece of melamine bolted to the
rip fence, a lot of caution, and a good dust mask.
Glued Laminations in generic. Rather than bend where the rate is too rapid,
they make laminated fingers to join two pieces. Finger joints are also the
rage any place optical scanners choose the cuts on lower grade and therefore
presumably cheaper lumber.
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