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Old 06-18-2006, 04:41 AM   #1
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Traditional Cut Roofs


Hi all,
Im after a 'how to guild' on erecting a Traditional Cut Roof. I need a step by step guild if any of you can help. Don't have to be to in deep.
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:10 AM   #2
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whats a "traditional cut roof" ? I'v roofed for 27 years and never heard the term....

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Same RRD..

That's why I was waiting for someone else to post. Figured it must be a regional thing or terminology.

Also wondering what a step by step GUILD is?
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well Maj, how about a few while we wait on the lad to show back up. If he ain't here by sundown we'll saddle up and go look for him..



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I got yer back RRD, but I'm more of a scooter type guy with full auto in my hands.
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lol,sorry guys
Im from England and hats what we call it over here. its bascaly a roof where you cut the rafters by hand.
There not Trussed Rafter like what you would lift on with a crane.
You get what i mean????

Im a apprence chippy and i have to expain how to erected a cut roof but i only do first and second fix carpentry if you no what i mean??? No roofing.
Could realy do with some help
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Probably the easiest & simplest way to learn is to buy a good Stanley framing square with the little book that comes with it. Or even the Swanson speed square with the little blue book will tell you how to cut rafters.

BTW, I was pretty sure I knew what you meant, but so many times we get the average weekend warrior post on here, asking questions that are way to detailed to explain. Your question is one of those. It would be impossible for any of us to just explain how to cut & lay-up rafters over the internet. That would be like me calling up a doctor and ask how to take out my appendix. It may seem simple enough to me, but way to involved for him to just explain it over the phone, if you know what I mean..
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Hi tarty, i'm in England to so I know exactly what you mean by a "cut roof". You should definately get yourself a copy of "Roofing ready reckoner" by Ralph Goss, you can order it from http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...138708-1011638 and as well as having a good basic explanation of roof construction it has all the roofing "tables" you will need for finding rafter lengths, hip lengths, jack rafter angles etc etc etc.
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Yeah surpose it is quiet detailed. Just tholught you guys could point me in the right direction of a basic guild,like Nick H has.
Cheers for all your help,
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try this site

http://www.blackanddecker.com/projec...775_23790.html
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You keepp saying guild and I keep thinking you want a "Guide". Perhaps that's where the British and American languages vary? I always thought a guild was more of an orginization of people with similir trade crafts working towards improving and/or specilizing in those crafts.
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You keepp saying guild and I keep thinking you want a "Guide". Perhaps that's where the British and American languages vary? I always thought a guild was more of an orginization of people with similir trade crafts working towards improving and/or specilizing in those crafts.
Now you have lost me. Guild means help,a 'how to' over here
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doubleaction Mate thats just what im after, Cheers dude.
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doubleaction Mate thats just what im after, Cheers dude.
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