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Timber frame layout square
« on: March 02, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »
I have been looking a getting one of these, what is the benifit of one kind over another. I wish there was more info video showing how to use one, say timberframe headquarters one to others.
So far I just use a square and combination square.
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 08:07:13 PM »
Have you seen my YouTube video?

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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 12:22:51 PM »
OK Jim, what You-tube video?  
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 01:12:53 PM »
This one:



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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 08:16:38 PM »
These must work great. Price is a bit high for me. I made something slightly similar out of plexiglass. It sounds better when it hits the ground. In fact, I make a bunch of templates for a particular frame out of plexiglass. It makes laying out joints so much easier and faster...and in my case, more accurate. One day I'll pony up the dough for one of these Big Als but for now the one I made for myself works just fine. It didn't take very long to make. When I pull my tools outta storage in coupe months I'll post a photo.

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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 02:22:02 PM »
The other one that is available is from Timber Frame HQ.  I'm trying to find out if there's a video that explains the features.   I bought the one that Jim shows.  This Timber Frame HQ one came out after I'd bought my Big Al.  I also heard that the Big Al is not available.  Maybe that was/is temporary, not sure?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 02:41:46 PM »
At $250.00 Canadian, I would like to see a full video of everything the TimberFrame Headquarters unit can do, I asked them about it when it came out, but they still have not made one. 
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 04:02:42 PM »
Big Al all the way. That new fangled contraption compromises the features of the original tool in exchange for a heavier, more expensive tool.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 05:33:50 PM »
Is anyone selling the Big-Al anymore?  I don't see it on the TFG website.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 09:32:51 PM »
Old style Big AL is still being made and sold by Vintage Tool NE
It is available in this site's for sale section
I will try and do a video about the new one
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 10:07:59 PM »
I haven't found it either, but it would be a cinch to whip up a few of these on our Sharp. I could even incorporate ideas that others have found useful. Personally I think a simpler tool is a better way to go. I especially like some of the thoughts Jim Rogers brought forth in his video.
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 06:01:14 PM »
Timber Frame HQ just posted this video on his Layout Square.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 01:35:17 PM »
Thanks for posting that. I found my video camera and my lapel mic but the voice recorder I use with the mic's batteries are dead. I need to get new batteries so I can do a video.

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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 02:04:39 PM »
Here is a video showing some tips and features of the new Timber Frame Head Quarters layout template, that I have nicknamed the "new AL".....



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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 03:19:16 PM »
Thankyou Jim. 
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Re: Timber frame layout square
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 02:17:20 PM »
Nice video, Jim. The tool is on the long list.


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