How to cut rafters?

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Old 08-21-18, 03:32 PM
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How to cut rafters?

I have an addiction which is 6 ft x 8 ft, my span is 6 ft. I take my 6 ft span and divide that by half which would give me a 3 ft rafter plus 1 ft overhang making the total rafter 4 ft long, right? I know how to cut my 5/12 pitch angle at the top that nails to the ridge beam but how do I measure where my bird mouth has to be cut? It's been so long since I cut one before I can't remember.... Thanks
 
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Old 08-25-18, 05:30 PM
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Cut the top angle, dry fit, and mark where the birds mouth should land. Then use this one as a pattern.
 
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