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Tapered compression edge of sawn beam

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I have a situation where the top edge of a sawn beam, or maybe Micro=Lam,
wants to be tapered at a 3:12 slope to stay under the roof sheathing.  Does
anyone have any thoughts on how a taper will effect the shear capacity of
the beam?  The only thing I come up with is to check it as a beam with
several notches at the compression side.

Steve Privett