Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
You can use a compass as a scribe. Cut the piece to length. Put it in place and slide it over until it contacts the log. Let's say it overlaps the previous piece by 1 1/2". Set the compass to 1 1/2" and hold it level with the pencil marking the piece to be scribed and with the point running along the log. Run the compass around the edge of the log keeping it level (level is very important - and by level I mean the tip of the pencil is level with the point on the compass). This will give you a very accurate scribe. If you're unsure, just cut inside the line and test fit. Once you test fit, you can see what areas need addressed and you can then trim them to fit.