Cutting the rafters
Cut 14 rafters at 72" (1800mm) long with an angle cut in at one end 36.87 degree off square.
Stand the rafters on edge, stacked next to one-and-other, on a couple of saw-horses, with the bottoms of the rafters facing up.
Make sure the ends are flush.
Hold them firmly in place with a clamp or two.
Pencil a line across the rafters, in 1/2" (37mm) from the square-cut ends.
Set the circular saw blade to a 45 degree angle and cut along the pencil line.
Use a disk sander to round the 45 degree cuts.
You can round them as little or as much as you like. It is solely for looks.
With the clamps still on, turn the rafters over so the tops are facing up.
Measure down from the top and make a mark every 4" (100mm) along all the rafters.
Those marks are for roof-board placement.
A Tip or Two!
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