Learn the planning, layout and joinery necessary to construct a traditional timber frame (post and beam) structure, such as North House's blacksmith shop, bread oven shelter, fish house classroom and other structures around campus. The course begins with the basic mortise and tenon joint, and then expands on these techniques to cover through-tenons, shouldered mortises and scarf-joinery. In both thorough classroom sessions and hands-on experiences, you will explore the use of traditional tools and techniques of timber framing as well as adaptations using common and specialized modern tools. We will also discuss foundations, enclosing the frame, wiring and plumbing issues, and basic frame and joinery design. The course culminates with the raising of a full-sized timber frame completed by the group on the final day of class.
Wed, May 3rd, 2017 – Sun, May 7th, 2017
Length: 5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Includes materials fee of $30.00
You will need the following tools for this class:
1 1/2 inch chisel: you will need a chisel with at least a 5″ blade. The Stanley “Contractor Grade” and Buck Brothers are less expensive options. Woodcraft and Sorby make good framing chisels, but make sure they measure exactly 1 1/2″. The Barr chisel i
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
This course is full.
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