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Offline Dek thorne

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What is best
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:22:35 PM »
I have some reclaimed hand hewn timbers and I am wondering what is the best way to go about squaring the ends.

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Re: What is best
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:57:59 AM »
You could level out a piece of plywood on top of the beam and past a circle saw for a cut and finish out with a hand saw.

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Re: What is best
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 10:29:52 AM »
You would want to pick one face of the timber as your reference face and make the cut square to that.  Other faces may not be true for the entirety of the timber.
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Re: What is best
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 07:46:12 PM »
Google line rule timberframing. It will give you all the information you need. 

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Re: What is best
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 04:01:26 PM »
What the last guy said.  If you want to be a lot more precise, then snap lines that are 90 degrees to each other down the length.  Then square off of those lines.  

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