Rafters, Ridgebeams & Gussets

The framing of Arborion continues this week as we focus on the roof members.

Routing gussets

Carefully cutting a gusset template

Carefully cutting a gusset template

All 40 gussets came from a single sheet of 5/8" plywood

All 40 gussets came from a single sheet of 5/8″ plywood

Rough cutting the gussets

Rough cutting the gussets

Gussets in the rough ready to be routed into there final shape

Gussets in the rough ready to be routed into there final shape

The stack of the 45 degree angle gussets

The stack of the 45 degree angle gussets

The stack of the 20 degree angle gussets

The stack of the 20 degree angle gussets

Laminated birch plywood main ridgebeam

Main ridgebeam all clamped up

Main ridgebeam all clamped up

End grain of laminated main ridgebeam

End grain of laminated main ridgebeam

Routing rafters

Dad routes out the rafter tails with a custom router jig

Dad routes out the rafter tails with a custom router jig

Router jig for the 45 degree rafter tail

Router jig for the 45 degree rafter tail

The two different rafter designs laid out for the final check and comparison

The two different rafter designs laid out for the final check and comparison

Assembling a 45 degree rafter

Assembling a 45 degree rafter

Stay tuned…construction to follow..

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