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Old 07-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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how do i cut a birdsmouth rafter

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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As andy said.
Or do you want to know how to calculate it?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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By a Swanson speed square it comes with a little blue book that does a good job explaining it.
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It's hard for a hit and run scammer to get by here, eh?
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