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Finding level points on a slope
Anatomy of a transit level
1. Positioning the tripod
2. Leveling the transit
Setting a right angle
A line over a long distance
1. Plotting an approximate parallel
2. Locating the first stake
3. Locating the second stake
1. Cutting back the slope
A look behind the wall
2. Setting a level base
1. Bracing with wood
2. Bracing with a wire- and-turnbucicle stay
Locating posts on flat ground
Staking posts on uneven ground
1. Bracing an end or corner post
2. Aligning intermediate posts
Fitting a Hole for a Crooked Post
Setting a post in concrete
Securing a post in tamped earth
Building a post-and-board fence
1. Beveling the posts
3. Cutting the cap rail
2. Marking the cap rail
1. Installing the stringers
2. Cutting a pattern freehand
3. Attaching the pickets
Cutting along the template
1. Building panels of pickets
2. Marking a curved pattern
3. Installing the panels
1. Preparing the stringers
2. inserting the dowels
3. Fitting the rails in place
2. Shaping rail ends
1. Laying a dry run of rails
Three screens for your yard
Going up and down hills
Leveling bumps and dips
Stepping down a slope
Three types of hinges
2. Bracing the gate
1. Assembling the frame
3. Hanging the gate
4. Installing a latch and a gate spring
Two types of concrete footing
Strengthening a brick wall
Decorative walls from blocks
1. Aligning tlie blocks
2. Starting the first course
3. Completing the first course
1. Making a dry run
4. Completing the foundation
2. Laying the leads
3. Building up the pilasters
4. Extending the wall upward
6. Capping the pilasters
5. Capping the wall
Anatomy of a post-and-beam structure
1. Setting the post anchors
2. Raising the posts
3. Plumbing and bracing the corners
1. Attaching the beams
2. Putting up rafters
3. Mounting the braces
1. Marking the rafters
2. Cutting and installing the rafters
1. Marking rafters for a gable roof
2. Assembling the frame
3. Positioning the frame
4. Fitting the collar ties
1. Preparing the frame pieces
2. Assembling the frame
3. Rigging prop sticks
Anatomy of an outbuilding
1. Finding the building lines
2. Building batter boards
3. Leveling the batter boards
1. Placing and leveling forms
2. Setting grade stakes
4. Digging the trenches
3. Bracing the forms
6. Laying the rebar
5. Bending lengths of rebar
1. Pouring the concrete
2. Bolting the sole plates to the slab
Smoothing the surface
Anatomy of stud-wall framing
2. Marking the top plates
1. Nailing studs to the top plate
2. Preparing corner posts
3. Erecting the walls
4. Fashioning the front wall
1. Plumbing the corners
3. Completing the top plate
2. Straightening the walls
1. Building the header
2. Lifting the header into place
1. Marking the truss locations
2. Laying out the overhang
4. Erecting the scabs
3. Fastening the nailers
5. Sheathing the end trusses
1. Hoisting an end truss
3. Plumbing the end truss
2. Installing the end truss
5. Raising the remaining trusses
4. installing truss bracing
7. Stabilizing the bottom chords
6. Sheathing the trusses
1. Fastening the first panel
2. Finishing the job
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