Recently I received my signed copy of Will Beemer's new book.
He shows a wedge holding in a half dovetail tie beam tenon to the post. He has cut the post to accept the wedge from the outside of the building to be covered over by the siding.

I was just wondering if it should be tapered the other was from the inside out to allow for future tapping to tighten up the joint after shrinkage.

I haven't used one of these in any of my frames and didn't know which would be best or why.

Can anyone give me any advice on this?

Jim Rogers

Whatever you do, have fun doing it!