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Tom Healy

Whitefish, MT
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Tom is a professional timber framer, a member of the Timber Frame Guild of North America, and a biology graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition to teaching, Tom served as co-director of North House from 1997 to 2000, and as a member of the North House board. He and his wife Meagen raise Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and operate a Nordic Ski Lodge in Whitefish, Montana. 

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Current Courses Offered by Tom Healy

5 Days
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Basic Timber Framing

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…
Wed, Aug 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
Wed, Sep 4th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Tom Healy, Gerald David
10 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames

This course offers students the opportunity to immerse fully in the craft of timber framing by building a larger and/or custom-designed timber frame structure. Whether creating a getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, or structure for your community or organization, the beauty and durability of a timber frame structure offers…
Tue, Jul 16th, 2019  –  Thu, Jul 25th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
9 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Smaller Frames

Tired of unimaginative, small outbuilding kits available from your local lumberyard? Explore all the basic elements of timber frame construction and take home a hand-crafted building. More than 100 timber frame buildings have been built and raised throughout the country by North House students since 1997.  During the first days…
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tom Healy
Wed, Aug 21st, 2019  –  Thu, Aug 29th, 2019
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy

Past Courses Offered by Tom Healy

Wood-Canvas Canoe: Build Your Own