How to layout a timber frame knee brace correctly. The knee brace is the fundamental element of a timber frame structure. Although it looks simple at first glance there are many ways to get off track when laying out your knee brace to cut. From inconsistent rough sawn material to the geometric complexities of noses […]
The Joint and Peg team recommends that you typically always have the knee braces of a timber frame suspended from the beam when you are flying the beam during a raising. We find that most do not do this. Here is what we suggest: First of all, always have as much of an assembly as […]
You are probably in the field and someone has poured a circular slab. However, the didn’t leave you the origin of the circle. You could also be wanting to create an arch and you need to find a spot on the shop floor to use your trammel points (large compass) to create the proper radii […]
It is pretty easy to do it correctly, but most don’t. In short, do not ever cut any lines that you can’t see with a hand saw. Its 3 Steps. Layout some practice lines on your timber (the part that is to be dropped) with your framing square and practice!
“Pet the Cat”. It is an entirely accurate analogy for wood working. If you aren’t paying attention to the grain, then you are going to find you work less pleasurable and less successful. All aspiring woodworkers, carpenters, timber framers and those that work wood should start with hand tools in their hands. Power tools have […]