Essential Guide to the Steel Square: Facts, Short-Cuts, and Problem-Solving Secrets for Carpenters, Woodworkers and Builders

Essential Guide to the Steel Square: Facts, Short-Cuts, and Problem-Solving Secrets for Carpenters, Woodworkers and Builders

by Ken Horner
     
 

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Woodworkers and carpenters will learn to solve virtually every geometry and layout problem with this handy guide to the steel square. Loaded with diagrams, practical advice and exercises. Learn how valuable the steel square can be. Loaded with diagrams, practical advice, and skill-building exercises.  See more details below

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Woodworkers and carpenters will learn to solve virtually every geometry and layout problem with this handy guide to the steel square. Loaded with diagrams, practical advice and exercises. Learn how valuable the steel square can be. Loaded with diagrams, practical advice, and skill-building exercises.

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Essential Guide to the Steel Square, by Ken Horner is a valuable reference for woodworkers, carpenters and builders who want to learn how to use the steel square, and offers hundreds of charts, illustrations and step-by-step exercises. The easy-to-understand guide illustrates how the steel square is used as a calculator to quickly solve hundreds of mathematical problems that builders, carpenters, roof rafters and woodworkers are faced with each day. Examples include determining board feet, figuring the bracing for post and beam construction, or changing hundredths of an inch to fractions. With clear illustrations, diagrams, skill-building exercises, and simple rules of thumb, this handy reference will show readers how indispensable the steel square can be in building stairs, roof rafters and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565233423
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Woodworker's Essentials and More Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
798,427
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Horner is the author of Woodworkers' Essential Facts, Formulas & Short-Cuts; and More Woodworkers' Essential Facts, Formulas & Short-Cuts. He is a retired organic chemist and computer consultant who resides in Sunnyvale, California, deep in the heart of the Silicon Valley. A veteran woodworker, he is a member of the South Bay Woodworkers Association.

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