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  1. anton November 11, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    hi – im studing building at the moment and i noticed none of my teachers knew the origins of “dragon tie” bracing names – i found an old document from the book “DRAGON hetmi [in ArchitecBurc}etymology of dragon peices}

    Out of interest im trying to find this out – maybe it comes from the vikings or perhaps an asian culture?

    many thanks for any info –

    Anton

    • Brice Cochran November 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

      Anton,
      Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_beam it has the best general info about dragon beams that I have found. Sounds like no one really know exactly where the term came from. Will add it to my list of joints I need to create for the site.
      Brice

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