half-dovetail notch

half-dovetail notch

half-dovetail notch
At a corner of a log house, a notch in the shape of a half dovetail at the end of a rectangular exterior timber; forms an interlocking joint when mated with an
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Then, with a three-to-one triangle template that I made from a 1/4"-thick piece of Plexiglas, I marked a half-dovetail notch on each log end, and cut it out with a chainsaw.