The American house carpenters' and joiners' assistant: being a new and easy system of lines, founded on geometrical principles, for cutting every description of joints, and for framing the most difficult roofs; to which is added a complete treatise on mathematical instruments. Also, mensuration, tables of the weights and cohesive strength of the several materials used in the construction of buildings, &c
D. Burgess, 1853 - 136 sider
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angle rib beam beam compasses bevel bisect breadth Cast Iron circle circumference colatitude constructed copy cube root cubic feet depth describe the arc diagonal diameter divided draw the lines edge Eighths elevation ellipsis extent will reach Figure floor frame frustrum girders given line given number gnomonic projection half hypothenuse inches jack-rafters Join length in feet limb line of chords line of numbers line of sines MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS meridian method of finding multiplied nail number of degrees number of equal paper pencil perpendicular piece of timber plane Plate polygon pounds primary divisions proportional purlin quadrant quarter girt quotient radius represent right angles right lines roof rule Rule.—Multiply screw secants Shows the method side slider sliding soffit solid square root straight line STRENGTH OF MATERIALS stroke subdivisions surface tangents thickness transverse distance triangle truss vernier scale weight