Friday, August 08, 2008

Micro Home Rafters by Walt Barrett

We built several of the gambrel style roof rafters today. These are the design that I had previously laid out on the shop floor. Note that we used gussets on the joints and screwed and glued them down. I learned the technique by building wooden aircraft wings when I was a youngster in the USAF about a lifetime ago. We will be using metal hangers to fasten them to the ridge board. You can see the3 simple alignment fixture I built in the photo.We will post photos when we do that.


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