sore thumb

06:16PM | 04/08/03
Member Since: 04/07/03
2 lifetime posts
Hey Im new to this forum just fuond it & just registered not much of a carpenter thats why my thumb is sore & I cant spell worth a flip so I hope yall can read this anyway Im trying to build a shed from plans I bought it's a gambrel roof shed & it gives the mesurements for the roof trusses but no way to figure the angles for the cuts I've already messed up a few boards and do'nt want to messup any more & I would be greatly thankfull for any help sorry so long winded have a good one thanks a lott

Mark Hammond

04:09PM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi STs,
I would use a jig to assemble the top and bottom chords,(top chords are what are normally called the rafters and the bottom chords represent the joists). In order to get the first angles for these chords you should lay out the design on a large piece of ply or on a floor if you need more room. Do this by snapping chalk lines in the shapes you want and transferrring the angles to the stock. After they are assembled you can place the web members where they belong by just laying them in position and then marking them from the chords this will give you the angles that you need. Make sure that the chords are straight without crowns or twists so that the angles are true. The jigs can help hold the pieces in position and straight while you assemble them. when all the pieces are cut you can gusset them using metal gusset plates or plates made from plywood and nailing and glueing them......MJH

sore thumb

05:31PM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 04/07/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks to Doug Seibert & Mark Hammond for your time it really means a lot this is boyd higginbotham (sore thumb) itried to reply to your email Doug but cuold not send it i'll take yalls advice if i can get the time this week hope i can THANKS A LOT & yall HAVE A GOOD ONE


06:58PM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Knowing Doug he probably already offered, (and he's better at roofing than I am)but if you tell us the info you have on the plan we'll tell you the cuts.

Or a link to the plan would be even better.



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