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#8263 - 10/05/01 12:09 PM scribe rule method

can anybody out there in webland furnish us with any details on the scribe rule method or any good books that refer to the subject as we have drawn a blank on the subject.

#8264 - 10/05/01 06:09 PM Re: scribe rule method
Ken Hume Offline

Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 941
Dear Simon,

Please check out TFJ nos 34, 35 & 36 where Marc Guilhemjouan gives a good rendition of French centre line scribe rule, especially in regard to the initial marking of timbers and stacking / aligning same for scribing.

Paul Russell wrote an excellent article in the Architects Journal no 25 in March 1992 and this gives step by step illustrations on how to join together out of square or irregular timber.

Really it’s better if you can get somebody to demonstrate the technique to you.


Ken Hume
Looking back to see the way ahead !

#8265 - 10/06/01 02:09 PM Re: scribe rule method

are you free next week? as i am running a course at the WDOAM at singleton starting Monday thru to Sunday where I teach the scribe rule (as partly described by Edward Shaw in Civil Architecture,1832?)One student has pulled out at the last minute so please phone the museum first thing Monday to see if anything is possible as regards joining the course.
The bottom line that no one has written a book yet describing how to scribe, but the texts mentioned by Ken are well worth reading as are articles in the M and T and some back issues of the Guild journal( e.g The cabadillo roof? again French scribe method).


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