Working with Wood pt.1: Timber and Round-Pole Framing

Timber and pole framing is a timeless tradition among the owner/builder.  In this class you will learn the craft of joining large timbers and poles in the service of your home.  Students will learn not only the craft of cutting timber frame joinery, but the important details necessary to properly layout joinery on both square timbers and round poles.

Learning Objectives for week 2:

  • Mortise and Tenon joinery
  • Edge-rule timber framing
  • Center-rule timber and round pole framing
  • Sharpening with stones
  • Laying out timber and round pole joinery (following plans)
  • Proficiency in the use of basic timber frame tools
  • Proper timber frame fit-up and pegging
  • Laying out and cutting knee braces
  • Horizontal and vertical forces on a frame
  • Proper Frame raising


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