Nailless Pole Frame Connectors?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Captain Didactic!

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  2. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Had a book about 30 years ago on timber joints in Japan. They listed a whole series of wood joints that required no nails and most would flex and survive a earth quake. Don't know what happened to it but it is an art form in many places. My grand dad always remarked on log cabins, those with skills had square corners and those who didn't overlapped the logs and let them stick out. Neighbor tore down an old house, first one built in area, and the log part had sheet rock on the inside and siding on the outside and was so well built that no one knew it wasn't framed. All done with an axe and an adze most likely.

    The one you show is unique in that it connects 3 logs or poles, not two. Interesting, thank you.
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  4. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Captain Didactic!

    As a quick fix, rope is easy and convenient...for more permanent structures; hardware, fixings, and/joinery techniques might be preferred. Heavy gauge galvanised wire and hoop strapping are also options to consider.
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  7. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Points out the difference between art, craftsmanship and the expedience of metal joiners.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Captain Didactic!

    Tarring the rope, if non synthetic rope is being used, might eke a little more life out of a rope secured structure ;)
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