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Roof framing geometry is empirical-type knowledge. Those problems solvable by means of circles and lines only (as assumed in Euclid's Elements) are called planar geometry
Roof framing geometry is empirical-type knowledge. Those problems solvable by means of circles and lines only (as assumed in Euclid's Elements) are called planar geometry

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Holy Grail of Roof Framing Geometry & Trigonometry Book
Book I & Book II With all the 3D drawings we use today, a craftsman who spends his whole life doing a few simple operations has little chance of exercising his intelligence and thus corrupts the spirit of his mind. These books are for anyone interested in l...
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Cool blog on roof framing
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Holy Grail for Roof Framing Geometry
There are no decimal points in Euclidean Geometry using a straightedge and Compass. I deciphered what Euclid was drawing on the plaster tablet in 200 BC.   The Euclidean Geometry for the Devers-canted hip rafter head cuts.  Using the roof surface angles, th...
Holy Grail for Roof Framing Geometry
Holy Grail for Roof Framing Geometry
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Freestanding Circular Stair Stringer Framing
On our current rough frame project in Orinda California, this custom residential house has a round tower with circular stairs.  The inside and outside stair stringers are freestanding so you can walk under the stairs. The first time I saw a set of freestand...
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A link to some pictures of the White Oak timber framing .
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Diverse Hip Rafters with Saint Andrews Cross
From geometrical theory to task model to the jobsite. When I started studying    L'Art du Trait   4 years ago the terms diverse and trait carre seemed hard to comprehend. Now the diverse hip rafters are as easy to cut as a plumb hip rafters. dévers de pas  ...
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Finally finished my Stair Tangent app for iPhone. 

Here's a link to stairtangent.com
http://www.stairtangent.com/
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The French Guitarde by Adam Miller
Adam Miller  published an article in the Timber Framing Guild's magazine last month and since it was the first French guitarde model built in the United States by an American carpenter I wanted to share it on my blog.  It's great to see an American carpente...
The French Guitarde by Adam Miller
The French Guitarde by Adam Miller
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Developing Bevel Angles on the Stick-Timber
After developing the bevel angles on the hip rafters and jack rafters I realized I could develop the bevel angles on the actual purlin rafter as well. Here's a picture of developing the purlin rafter miter and bevel angle on the stick for an equal pitched r...
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Compound Hip Rafter Head Cuts
There are different methods for cutting compound head cuts on hip rafters, I think this method makes laying out and cutting the compound cut pretty simple. On our current framing project we have a 45° plan angle hip rafter, 60° plan angle hip rafter and a 1...
Compound Hip Rafter Head Cuts
Compound Hip Rafter Head Cuts
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