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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, Apr 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
Wed, Aug 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
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 a 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…
Tue, Feb 19th, 2019  –  Thu, Feb 28th, 2019
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
Instructor: Tom Healy
14 Days
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Wood-Canvas Canoe: Build Your Own

Poetry on the water – wood-canvas canoes are the classic boats of the Northwoods. In this course you are immersed in the complete process of building your own canoe from steam-bending her ribs to stretching and filling her canvas. Participants generally build the 17’6” Atkinson Traveler, but the 16'6" Otter…
Mon, Apr 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 21st, 2019
Instructors: Jeanne Bourquin, Tom Healy