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New Timber Framers Tool
« on: May 11, 2008, 06:43:08 PM »
Jim Rogers, a well known Timber Framer has invented a new tool for Timber Measuring etc.  He is looking at puting it into production and needs some support. 

Jim, feel free to post the pics you have of the tool and let everyone know about the tool.

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 09:46:09 PM »
Kirk, where do we find his web site?

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 02:17:37 AM »
Dont know if he has any info on his web site about it.  He emailed me and told me about it.  Looks like quite the tool.

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 08:12:38 AM »
Nothing mentioned about the tools onthe site.

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 08:22:48 PM »
So what exactly does the new tool do?
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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008, 10:02:44 AM »
It allows you to attach a combination square ruler to a standard framing square for making accurate measurements.
For pictures see story on timber framers guild forum site:
http://www.tfguild.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=15257&page=1#Post15257
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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 12:14:23 PM »
Thanks for the Update Jim and welcome to the forum.  Cant wait to get the new tool and finally start the long awaited Timber Frame project.

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 03:26:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum Jim...and that is a neat tool! I wonder how much head scratching went into the idea before you came up with it? Anyway....great idea.
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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008, 05:17:17 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Jim.  I might well have to start marketing these for you, out here on the Left Coast. ;D

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 06:26:54 AM »
This looks like a cool tool - but I'm still failing to see the purpose of it??? Why can't I just measure the mortise you were talking about with a normal ruler?

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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 07:46:44 AM »
Because in the case of the photos, the distance is from the other side of the timber, and in square rule timber framing layout, that other side is the reference side. All measurements have to be made from that side. Rough saw timbers have unusual variability and that means you can't rely on just measuring in with a regular ruler.
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Re: New Timber Framers Tool
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 08:52:55 PM »
Hey Jim nice to hear from ya and congrats on your new invention ;)