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Unusual roof

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This project is completely different a large roof not a lot to say really just a gallery of photos.
Starts off making trusses.
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Last three.

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A fun job most carpenters love to do.
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I posted this roof to see if it fits the forum, once again not the usual job.
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Oldboy22 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:08 pm I posted this roof to see if it fits the forum, once again not the usual job.

Hi Brian, we usually post a new subject as a new thread so people can search a specific subject they want to follow directed by the thread heading.

I would comment on your post but only if it's in a new thread otherwise the conversations is lost!

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Meccarroll wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:58 pm
Oldboy22 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:08 pm I posted this roof to see if it fits the forum, once again not the usual job.

Hi Brian, we usually post a new subject as a new thread so people can search a specific subject they want to follow directed by the thread heading.

I would comment on your post but only if it's in a new thread otherwise the conversations is lost!

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I thought it was a new thread , I don’t understand?
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Go to Board index, then choose the heading such as, Project, woodworking etc, Then select new topic and enter your description. Then enter all of your useful info.
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Meccarroll wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm Go to Board index, then choose the heading such as, Project, woodworking etc, Then select new topic and enter your description. Then enter all of your useful info.
That’s what I did to get this far?,
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Oldboy22 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:16 pm
Meccarroll wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm Go to Board index, then choose the heading such as, Project, woodworking etc, Then select new topic and enter your description. Then enter all of your useful info.
That’s what I did to get this far?,
I just renamed it .
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Hi Brian, great work! Really interesting to see the process in your pictures :)
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Tobi1186 wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 2:08 pm Hi Brian, great work! Really interesting to see the process in your pictures :)
Thanks Tobi
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Looks lovely that. 👌
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Nice work Brian, if I was looking for a pro I'd be very pleased if you turned up.
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Thanks to Dave and Mark for your kind words.
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That looks like a really interesting, fun project. Nice job.
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Thanks MJ80
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Anyone struggling with roof geometry?, I’d like to help.
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Oldboy22 wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 12:49 pm Anyone struggling with roof geometry?, I’d like to help.
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I don't have a problem in this area Brian but out of interest which method do you tend to use?
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Meccarroll wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Oldboy22 wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 12:49 pm Anyone struggling with roof geometry?, I’d like to help.
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I don't have a problem in this area Brian but out of interest which method do you tend to use?
If I was doing a roof now I would use the BuildCalc app, that gives me everything I need for a normal roof, except purlin lip bevels.

I can of course draw the geometry to obtain all the bevels I need too.

When it comes to irregular hips and plate level changes I prefer to draw it out, I just find it easier.

I know some people struggle with this that’s why I offered my help.
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stunnning roof Brian, love the hipped dormer above the door .

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Thanks Karl
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A lot of this type of truss work has been done in the past using welded mild steel plates that are placed either side of the joint and then bolted through the truss. Tenons (if used) are usually kept stubby and used to hold the joint in location.

I have not seen any truss made with through tenons except yours Brian, but you may start a new trend, or it may just be done differently were I live.
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Meccarroll wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:45 am A lot of this type of truss work has been done in the past using welded mild steel plates that are placed either side of the joint and then bolted through the truss. Tenons (if used) are usually kept stubby and used to hold the joint in location.

I have not seen any truss made with through tenons except yours Brian, but you may start a new trend, or it may just be done differently were I live.
Maybe, all passed by the engineer
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Meccarroll wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:45 am A lot of this type of truss work has been done in the past using welded mild steel plates that are placed either side of the joint and then bolted through the truss. Tenons (if used) are usually kept stubby and used to hold the joint in location.

I have not seen any truss made with through tenons except yours Brian, but you may start a new trend, or it may just be done differently were I live.
If I remember correctly? Client didn’t want any metal on show.
The building control inspector commented say what a fabulous roof not many could do that these days.

Got sacked the very same day, the client said it was all costing to much. But the next day she had another carpenter there I guess at a lower rate. Ungrateful B@#*h. It’s a tough life lol
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Oldboy22 wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:51 pm
Meccarroll wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:45 am A lot of this type of truss work has been done in the past using welded mild steel plates that are placed either side of the joint and then bolted through the truss. Tenons (if used) are usually kept stubby and used to hold the joint in location.

I have not seen any truss made with through tenons except yours Brian, but you may start a new trend, or it may just be done differently were I live.
If I remember correctly? Client didn’t want any metal on show.
The building control inspector commented say what a fabulous roof not many could do that these days.

Got sacked the very same day, the client said it was all costing to much. But the next day she had another carpenter there I guess at a lower rate. Ungrateful B@#*h. It’s a tough life lol
No metal on show would tend to lean to your way of locating and fixing the joint. It would cost a lot more to mortice through each joint than to use steel straps bolted through but you can't have it all your own way, people need to earn a living from their profession not pocket money. From what I have seen you can produce an excellent job and certainly have to skill to do it. Some people just expect too much for too little and are not worth your time. Others who can afford to pay for quality workmanship, and appreciate a good craftsman are often more accepting of the cost.

IF YOU THINK IT'S EXPENSIVE TO EMPLOY A PROFESSIONAL.....WAIT TILL YOU HIRE AN AMATEUR.
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Here’s some different trusses oak with dovetail collars, check out the black stain around the bolt on the last truss.
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