T he halved joint is frequently known as half-lapping, and sometimes as checking and half-checking. In the majority of cases it is made by halving the two pieces, i.e., by cutting half the depth of the wood away. There are, however, exceptions ... Read more of The Halved Joint at Wood Workings.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Chapter XVIII








The wise who control their body, who control their tongue,
The wise who control their body, who control their tongue, the

Thou art now like a sear leaf, the messengers of
Thou art now like a sear leaf, the messengers of death (Yama) h

Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When
Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When thy impuritie

Thy life has come to an end, thou art come
Thy life has come to an end, thou art come near to death (Yama)

Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When
Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When thy impuritie

Let a wise man blow off the impurities of his
Let a wise man blow off the impurities of his self, as a smith

As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it
As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it springs fr

The taint of prayers is non-repetition; the taint of houses,
The taint of prayers is non-repetition; the taint of houses, no

Bad conduct is the taint of woman, greediness the taint
Bad conduct is the taint of woman, greediness the taint of a be

But there is a taint worse than all taints,--ignorance is
But there is a taint worse than all taints,--ignorance is the g

Life is easy to live for a man who is
Life is easy to live for a man who is without shame, a crow her

But life is hard to live for a modest man,
But life is hard to live for a modest man, who always looks for

He who destroys life, who speaks untruth, who in this
He who destroys life, who speaks untruth, who in this world tak

And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors, he,
And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors,

O man, know this, that the unrestrained are in a
O man, know this, that the unrestrained are in a bad state; tak

The world gives according to their faith or according to
The world gives according to their faith or according to their

He in whom that feeling is destroyed, and taken out
He in whom that feeling is destroyed, and taken out with the ve

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, t

The fault of others is easily perceived, but that of
The fault of others is easily perceived, but that of oneself is

If a man looks after the faults of others, and
If a man looks after the faults of others, and is always inclin

There is no path through the air, a man is
There is no path through the air, a man is not a Samana by outw