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The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing

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The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing The Meditative Craft of Timber Framing

Cost: $800

Our Timber Framing Workshops give you hands-on experience in timber framing – a true craft. It offers you a unique opportunity to work with timbers as well as with others of like mind. For some, this experience could be a doorway into the rich world of wooden architecture and perhaps the beginnings of a career in timber framing. Regardless of your intent, the process of transforming a tree into one of the “bones” of a home is magical.

In this four to five-day workshop, you will review the history of timber framing and contemporary practices used to build modern timber frame homes. Students will learn the basic principles of crafting a timber frame and will develop the following skills:

Wood selection: Learn how to chose the right timber in the correct orientation to transform a tree into a structural member of a home

Shop drawings: Make sense of complex shop drawings by learning to understand the details and dimension lines necessary to producing accurate work

Layout: Learn how to take information from drawings and accurately and efficiently transfer them to the timbers before cutting.

Joinery: Learn to precisely cut mortise and tenon joinery with hand and power tools.

Sharpening: Using Japanese water stones, gain proficiency in giving your chisels, slicks and planes a supreme cutting edge.

Assembly: Learn to mate joints with wooden pegs and assemble timbers into bents and walls.

Raising: Participate in the experience of erecting a timber frame and see your patient hand-work become a three-dimensional reality.

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Please note: You will need to provide your own tools for this workshop, which typically cost between $300-$400. You will receive a detailed list of required tools upon registration.  Additional costs include your morning and evening meals and accommodation.

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