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Old 01-21-2014, 12:52 AM   #1
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I need to make a few butt boards, but I have read about different sizes. Some say 6" wide, some say 7" wide, and some 9" wide. I also read 47" long, and 48" long. What do you guys suggest? Thanks.

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The ones I bought are 6" x 47".

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Thanks. Do you guys think there's any benefit in going wider than 6"? I need to make these today.
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Here's something from FHB, if case you haven't seen it yet.
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...tt-joints.aspx
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If cutting with a circular saw (1/16" kerf) would make them either 5-15/16" or 6-3/8" wide to maximize a 4' x 8' sheet. Any width between about 6" and 7" will work. They are just used to give a slight recess to the seams.
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Thanks guys. I wound up making them 9" wide, like the above link.

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