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Heartwood’s 2013 workshop schedule is now online here One of our courses makes a great Christmas surprise …or give Michele’s cookbook Lunches at Heartwood as a stocking stuffer. In other news, Will Beemer talks this month about wood species on … Continue reading
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
Our first timber framing class successfully hand-raised a 16′ x 20′ frame in nearby Middefield in just over 5 hours yesterday. After we dodged rain all week to cut 212 joints the skies held on raising day we had the … Continue reading
We love Eastern White Pine (EWP) for most of our timber framing course projects. Why? It’s lightweight, easy to work with hand tools and shrinks the least of all of the species readily available. This availability is also a big … Continue reading
The project for our June 20-24 Timber Framing course will be this 16′ x 20′ artist’s studio in Middlefield. The Eastern White Pine frame will include wedged half-dovetail tenons on the tie beams, stepped lapped rafter seats and bridle joints … Continue reading
There are a lot of questions floating around out there on timber framing forums about what size timbers and joinery to use for projects. Our Design and Joinery Decisions course (June 13 – 17) takes the mystery out of the … Continue reading