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Securing the Joints on my Drag Cart with Rawhide.

Walker

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Keith,

Would timber dowels/wedges also be an acceptable option given the historical context? Maybe the timber frames are a bit too fine for dowels, or simply won't work in this application?

What do you reckon?
 

Le Loup

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Keith,

Would timber dowels/wedges also be an acceptable option given the historical context? Maybe the timber frames are a bit too fine for dowels, or simply won't work in this application?

What do you reckon?

Good day Walker. I think that if the frame were heavier, wooden pegs would be a good idea, but I need to keep this drag cart as light as possible, so I did not use heavy poles. I suppose there is no reason why one could not use smaller pegs to suite the frame, it would certainly help hold everything together. Obviously I would still need to secure the joints with rawhide or cordage.
Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.
Keith.
 
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