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ckccac6 07-04-2012 01:52 PM

birdsmouth rafter
how do i cut a birdsmouth rafter

AndyGump 07-04-2012 02:00 PM

There are many ways to do this, the most common I think for carpenters on the job is to mark the cut on the rafter, then use a skill-saw (circular saw) to make both cuts, flip the rafter over and continue the cuts.
After this the bird's mouth will not be fully cut through so knock out the remainder with your hammer and use a hand saw for the rest of the through cut.

Make sense?


mae-ling 07-04-2012 03:03 PM

As andy said.
Or do you want to know how to calculate it?

RYANINMICHIGAN 07-04-2012 03:32 PM

By a Swanson speed square it comes with a little blue book that does a good job explaining it.

Willie T 07-04-2012 04:23 PM

It's hard for a hit and run scammer to get by here, eh?

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