Buttblocks & scarfs:


Because I couldn’t get battens for the rubrails that were long enough, I had to use scarfs.

I bought 4 fir battens 27 x 44 mm, 270 cm long and glued them 2 by 2 together with diagonal scarfs.


scarfs cut…

..and (epoxy) glued


As you can see, I used bricks to keep the buttblocks in place and apply some pressure while the epoxy glue is curing. The bricks were packed in plastc bags to avoid gluing them to the wood by spoiled epoxy.


buttblocks glued

detail of the bottom buttblock