Using a Framing Square

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Topic tags/keywords: framing square layout tips tricks

There’s some good information on using a framing square in the layout process at:

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#1 posted 2333 days ago

Ooooo! so that’s what all those numbers on the Framiing Square are for. Thanks. That is some gooooood info to use around the shop.

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#2 posted 2333 days ago

I hate to admit it, but a gal just taught me something. Thanks Cal. good job. I like the hexagon and circle layout tips. And here I thought I knew it all.

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#3 posted 2333 days ago

Love the internet. Nothing like streaming video to teach someone something. It’s a great asset to the hobby. Thanks for the link.

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#4 posted 2332 days ago

Thanks for the link – learn something new everyday.

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#5 posted 2332 days ago

great post cal , and thats just the tip of an iceburg when it comes to the many uses of the frameing square !

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#6 posted 2332 days ago

An old teacher of mine years ago was a genius at using a square. It was unbelievable what he could do with it, it is a very useful tool in the right hands, unfortunately, like so many old tools, a lot of it’s uses have since either been forgotten or other tools have replaced some of it functionality, either way, we no longer use all of it’s ability.

Thanks for sharing that video, it brought back fond memories of an old friend and teacher.

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#7 posted 2332 days ago

Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 2332 days ago

Great post Calgirl. It prompted me to post mine.

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#9 posted 2317 days ago

That circle drawing was pretty cool! I could only wish to know all of the handy tricks a framing square can do.

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#10 posted 2317 days ago

Nice post – we all can use a refresher in basics. Thanks for the posting.

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#11 posted 2314 days ago

Nice video. But it makes me feel dumb….... LOL ! Back in High School shop class, we had to be able to do a series of rise and run calculations for building stairs and rafter work. If you couldnt do it, you were stuck in the classroom until you understood it. I picked it up fairly fast. But 30 + years later, it seems Greek to me.

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#12 posted 1727 days ago

Wow – that was neat. The link above is a very detailed manual on how to use a Rafter Square that can be purchased for $2.00 or downloaded free.

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#13 posted 1727 days ago

Thank you very much very good video.

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#14 posted 1723 days ago

Good link, those techniques are new to me. Thanks, BTKS

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