Using a Framing Square

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Forum topic by Calgirl posted 03-08-2008 06:27 PM 10345 views 2 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2008 06:27 PM

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 03-08-2008 06:35 PM

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 03-08-2008 06:52 PM

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 03-08-2008 10:05 PM

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

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 08:20 AM

Thanks for the link – learn something new everyday.

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#5 posted 03-09-2008 11:19 AM

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 03-09-2008 03:54 PM

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 03-09-2008 03:57 PM

Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 03-09-2008 04:59 PM

Great post Calgirl. It prompted me to post mine.

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#9 posted 03-24-2008 04:24 PM

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

-- Dooley

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 09:12 PM

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

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#11 posted 03-27-2008 10:43 AM

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 11-04-2009 04:33 PM

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 11-04-2009 06:40 PM

Thank you very much very good video.

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#14 posted 11-08-2009 05:54 AM

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

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