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  1. junkman

    junkman Crush it

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    What do i need to cut square holes into beams that will make a nice square hole ? Like the old timers used to do ,working with 6x12 sized timbers ,am thinking maybe join the beams together and dowl them if it is not too time consuming .
     
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    exSW Going,going..Gone

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    Quality chisels.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    Might be able to drill a hole, or series of holes, and finish with a sharp wood chisel
     
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    I've seen Chain trencher attachments before now for a saw that bolt onto it and allow you to plunge cut your mortise
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Chain mortiser if you have money but not time to spend. figure 1700 for the mortiser, another 350 or so each for the chains.

    Brace and bit or a tee-handle auger, some decent mortising chisels and a mallet, if you got time and energy to spend. The price of a Mortiser covers a LOT of decent quality chisels!

    If you want not too time consuming, look hard at the steel brackets that are sold for timber framing without too much joinery required.
     
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