# Framing Squares #1: Board feet with a framing square

 Blog entry by christopheralan posted 07-27-2013 06:46 AM 1506 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments
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So ya know all those numbers on the sides of the framing square? Turns out they are really useful! I have a few other videos out there, and it is time to share with my friends at LJs. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/4kjcO4LxxxU

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

## 5 comments so far

 Bogeyguy494 posts in 813 days #1 posted 07-27-2013 01:26 PM Also, you may want to memorize the formula; TWL/144 -- Art, Pittsburgh. CypressAndPine35 posts in 552 days #2 posted 07-27-2013 02:33 PM The framing square is a much more amazing device than most people realize. A proper square has a lot of other formulas on it also. There is a free download here: http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-borTools/MillersFalls/pubs/MF-HowToUseSteelSquare/MF-HowToUseSteelSquare.asp There are also a few other downloads on this site about the square. Happy reading. -- Cypress Jake, New Orleans christopheralan1105 posts in 2465 days #3 posted 07-27-2013 05:12 PM Yeah, I love the thing. Great to use and teach with. Cool thing too, because it doesn’t need batteries! -- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com Don Broussard2136 posts in 996 days #4 posted 07-27-2013 10:03 PM When you do BF calculations, do you use the actual dimensions or the nominal dimensions? We all realize that a nominal 2”x4” is really 1-1/2”x3-1/2”, for instance. My guess would be to use actual, but I’m not sure. -- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice! TheDane3972 posts in 2408 days #5 posted 07-28-2013 12:32 AM Don … I would say use actual dimensions instead of nominal. -- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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