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Calculating the Angles of a Hip Rafter

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Marking and Cutting Out Angles on a Diagonal Wallbrace
Common examples in wooden construction and carpentry that require calculation of difficult angles are diagonal wallbracing, hip rafters, and common […]

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How to Effectively Use an L Ruler, Carpenter’s Square, or Sashigane
An L ruler or sashigane is a hand tool many amateurs don’t know how to utilize effectively. One reason for […]

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How to Build Earthquake Resistant Homes
To begin, we should remember that one cannot build an “earthquakeproof” structure. There are no magical steps with which you […]

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All About Derivatives – How to Calculate Them Easily
Being that taking derivatives is a cornerstone element of calculus, it’s certainly worth it to be able to compute them […]

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Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables
Spanning large distances without vertical columns has always been a challenge for engineers, due in large part to the force […]

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How to Calculate Tensile Deformation
Materials science deals with the study of the properties of various materials and their individual characteristics. A good understanding of […]

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Basic Calculus Crash Course – Conceptual Understanding
Calculus can have a frightening ring to some people, and though it is considered a “higher” form of mathematics, it […]

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Young’s Modulus Made Simple
Young’s modulus is defined as the ratio of the uniaxial stress over uniaxial strain in the range of stress where […]