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Cutting Sloping notches

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by adam81, 4 May 2020.

  1. adam81

    adam81

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    Hi,
    Will be putting up a pergola style roof shortly and that will entail notching out the beams for the rafters. Lots of YouTube videos showing how to make a straight notch if the roof is flat, but mine will start at 8 foot and drop to around 7 over the space of a 1m.

    How can I successfully and accuratley notch the beam at an angle?

    Circ saw/jigsaw areally the tools in have for it.
    Thanks
     
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  2. foxhole

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    You will need a wood chisel for basic timber removal from notch .?
    Make one to fit and then use as a template for the rest , after Checking it fits all positions.
     
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    Cut mine freehand with a circular saw, hand saw and on the odd occasions a chisel. As Foxhole says, make a template for marking out. Helps if you have a small (2ft/600mm) level and a square to set out, too

    Google "birdsmouth notch" to see how its done
     
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  5. adam81

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    Birdsmouth, thanks that made the Google easier. I'd come to the conclusion it would be easier to notch the rafter rather than the beam.
     
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