Posted by admin | Posted in Log Cabins | Posted on 02-11-2012
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What are “root spurs” and “notches”?
In the sentence: “After cutting, the timber shall be cut at right angles to the longitudinal direction and root spurs and notches shall be cut out.”
Dictionary meaning of Notch that is relevent to your question is given below===
A cutout in a log or timber, usually at or near one of its ends, that is used to form a rigid joint when mated with another appropriately cutout log or timber at right angles to it; for example, at the corners of a log cabin or log house.
See corner notch, diamond notch, double-saddle notch, dovetail notch, half-cut notch, half-dovetail notch, halved-and-lapped notch, lap notch, log notch, round notch, saddle notch, single notch, single-saddle notch, square notch, V-notch.
A spur means==
1)A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider’s boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
2)Something that serves as a goad or incentive.
3 )A spurlike attachment or projection, as:
4 )A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
5 )A climbing iron; a crampon.
6 )A gaff attached to the leg of a gamecock.
7**** )A short or stunted branch of a tree.***********
8 )A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
9)A lateral ridge projecting from a mountain or mountain range.
10 )An oblique reinforcing prop or stay of timber or masonry.
11)Botany. A tubular or saclike extension of the corolla or calyx of a flower, as in a columbine or larkspur.
12 )An ergot growing on rye.
13 )A spur track.
Your esteemed attention is invited to No. 7 above.
EDIT= In the sentence in your question the opening two words ” After cutting….” are significant as the Notches come in to the pictures only the tree trunk or log is felled.
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