Category Archives: Tools

Bubble scribers are back and available for pre-order!

Bubble scribers are back – for awhile… Heartwood is partnering with Timber Homes LLC to produce a limited run (25) of the unique and innovative bubble scribers that are a mainstay of our Scribed Timber Framing course. These tools are … Continue reading

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Converting Trees to Timber

Jack Sobon (above, shown hewing) led a team of six instructors in our just completed Converting Trees to Timber course. Jack will return next Friday and Saturday (July 6 & 7) for the debut of our 2-day History of Timber … Continue reading

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Fine Homebuilding and Japanese pullsaw technique

  Fine Homebuilding magazine and website has featured Heartwood Director Will Beemer demonstrating pull-saw techniques. Visit the magazine article here and the web video here.

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Fine Homebuilding coming to Heartwood

Editors and a video team from Fine Homebuilding will be coming to Heartwood in early June to film “Ten tips and techniques for cutting timber frame joinery” with Heartwood Director Will Beemer. We’ll cover some “tricks of the trade” as … Continue reading

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Timber framing with SketchUp

SketchUp is a free drafting tool from Google that makes 3-D modeling easy and fun, and is especially useful for novice designers and builders who have little experience visualizing how 2-D drawings will take shape in reality. Some additional SketchUp … Continue reading

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Hand tools vs. power tools

We were interviewed as part of an article titled “Well-stocked toolbox key to a job done right” appearing in today’s Boston Sunday Globe, and it got me to thinking about a door I had built earlier this week. This small … Continue reading

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