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Post 55B – Laying out a foundation.

The foundation is the base of a building and must be square and level. If not the whole project will be a fight from that point on and every board will have to be a special cut. In other words extra effort here will pay big dividends in the rest of the job.

In this

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Episode 41 – Framing a building


In this episode I am going to show how we built the frame of a building. The main purpose of this is to show how wood is “stacked” so the position of the wood uses the strength of the wood while the nails are mostly nothing more than pins keeping the wood from moving.


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Episode 22 – Nominal and Plumb-bob revisited


Several things are discussed in this episode. First, I discuss the many ways you can connect with me and this site.

via E-mail — there is a menu item on the home page of this site named “Contact me” and that provides the e-mail address which is garyfox@create-and-make.com

On the main page there are

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Episode 14 – Measuring Plumb

The top vial in this picture is checking the door frame for being plumb

This episode describes what “plumb” means and how to measure it.

This is the next to last of the series of measurements and is actually one of the most simple things to measure.

A post or wall or door frame is plumb if it is perpendicular to a level surface. Two devices are described to

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