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Service Learning Project: Timbered 'Green' Entryway: Handcut Joinery

Course Overview

Sharpen your chisel and get out your auger bits — this Service Learning Project is for timber framing enthusiasts aspiring to polish up their hand skills working timbers. On the agenda: cutting timbers for new covered front entryways on the Green Building. Given the unique and highly visible location on campus, we want the project to both tell the story of timber framing and underscore North House's commitment to handcraft. Anticipate spending abundant time using traditional timber framing tools including cutting with hand saws, mortising with beam drills, utilizing slicks and chisels, shaping with draw knives & spoke shaves, etc. Sharpen your tools, pack your tool bag and be part of North House's efforts, helping make campus an ever-more inspiring place to learn! Past North House timber framing students and other experienced woodworkers with timber framing aspirations are urged to participate. The frames will be raised the last day of the class.


Wed, Apr 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 19th, 2020

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $100.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Service Learning Project: Timbered 'Green' Entryway: Handcut Joinery Wed, Apr 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 19th, 2020 is full.

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