Working with Wood pt.1: Timber Framing

Timber framing is a timeless tradition among the owner/builder.  In this class you will learn the craft of joining large timbers without the use of metal hardware.  Students will learn not only the craft of cutting timber frame joinery, but the important details necessary to properly layout joinery using both edge and center rule.

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 timbers for 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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