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For scarfing the stringers, how short of a section is too short? I have access to a bunch of 4’ high quality cedar fence pickets, but to make them for a good sized canoe, it would be as much scarf joint as wood!


So, how short is too short when scarfing short pieces together for the stringers?



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On 10/11/2022 at 12:02 PM, James Barros said:

Thank you for asking, and @Hirilondefor your reply.  A friend just told me he has to "throw out" a cedar gate, because it was made 1 foot too small, so I just got all my stringers 😃

Just make sure your stringers bend in a fair curve after scarfing. It also helps to make sure your pieces are well aligned when you glue them up. 

check out this thread if you’re having any issues while glueing: 


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