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Old 04-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hello from Alabama,

I am a Newbie to the forum and basically a Newbie of sorts to Carpentry! My Dad was a carpenter for a great deal of his life and when He needed something, he just built it! Well to my shame, I did not pay close enough attention over the years to the more detailed things of carpentry. I lost him this past January and now of course I can't ask him the questions I need to ask.

I mean I know how to use a framing square to make a square cut line but I do not know how to figure rafter angles. I guess you can use a speed square to do that but I don't know how to use one of those other than straight lines.

With just joining the site a few moments ago, I wanting to say hello of course and I will probably have a mega amount of questions. Thanks for the site and hoping to get to know you folks and learn a lot from you!

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Welcome--Join right in---

Get a copy of 'The Little Blue Book"--(comes with some new framing squares--covers rafter and stair cutting----

Your library will have many simple books on cutting rafters and stairs---find one you like and buy it--

One of my favorites is 'Wood frame house construction'--by the U.S. department of agriculture--Handbook 73---
I have no idea if it is still in print---free from the US printing office in Pueblo Co.--long ago---Mike--


New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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Thanks folks and thanks for the tips!

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