Framing Squares #1: Board feet with a framing square

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Blog entry by christopheralan posted 389 days ago 1307 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!

-- christopheralan

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#1 posted 388 days ago

Also, you may want to memorize the formula; TWL/144

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#2 posted 388 days ago

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:

There are also a few other downloads on this site about the square. Happy reading.

-- CypressAndPine, New Orleans

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#3 posted 388 days ago

Yeah, I love the thing. Great to use and teach with. Cool thing too, because it doesn’t need batteries!

-- christopheralan

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 388 days ago

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!

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#5 posted 388 days ago

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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