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Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« on: January 07, 2014, 02:29:07 pm »
I'll be teaching a ONE day workshop January 18th, 2014 here at the sawmill shop/garage inside.
If you are interested in coming send me an email to jrsawmill (at) verizon (dot) net.
Cost is $100 per person.

We will be covering the mortise, tenon, and brace. This will be a student watch only workshop, not a hands on workshop. I will demonstrate the layout and cutting of a basic mortise, the layout and cutting of a basic tenon and the layout and cutting of basic brace layout including brace pocket layout and cutting.

Space is limited, but we have room for some more people to join us.

Jim Rogers

PS. The FF will receive 5% of any fees collected from seeing this notice.

PPS. I will be doing workshops every month this coming year. Some here at the sawmill yard/shop/garage and some on site. Three projects on the horizon, one is finishing the retro fit of the 12x16' garden shed, here at the sawmill yard/shop/garage. One will be a 24' x 26' oak barn, on site. And one maybe another 12' x 16' garden shed on site.
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 02:34:53 pm »
Very nice Jim, wish I lived closer ...... I could pick up a few good habits I'm sure ;D
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 06:18:17 pm »
Here are the dates for the workshop this coming year.

January 18th, 2014 (still have room for one or two more).
February 15th, 2014 (possible three day workshop)
March 15th, 2014
April, 19th, 2014
May 17th, 2014
June 21st, 2014
July 12th, 2014
Aug. 16th, 2014
Sept. 13th, 2014
Oct. 11th, 2014 (possible three day workshop)
Nov. 15th, 2014
Dec 13th, 2014

I just got off the phone with a client who would like to host a workshop this spring in Moultonboro, NH cutting a 20' x 20' garage frame with a breezeway to the house.

We will have to wait and see when he has his timbers ready, and stacked for layout and cutting.
He may even host more than one.

Stay tuned.

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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 11:41:05 am »
Yesterday, while it was raining and snowing outside, I held a one day workshop in a garage here at the sawmill.

Friday, I got everything into the garage so we'd be all set for Saturday morning:

 

 

And:

 

 

In the background you can see one of the two electric heaters I had going.
On the saw horses are the pieces of timbers that we'll be working with to create a "mailbox post". A sample mailbox post is on the right side so that they could see a finished product before we began the demonstrations.

Here is my tool table:

 

 

The weather girl said it was going to rain all day, and shortly after 11 am it starting snowing out.

There were several inches on the ground when the pizza got delivered.

One student had to leave before we actually finished to go and plow snow at his work.

But here is the finished mailbox post:

 

 

I will re-arrange things for next months workshop as we will need more room to work on timbers.
I'll have my tool table closer to me so that it will be easier to reach tools and do demos.

I'll again have other tools for students to see and use, should they care to buy one.

Next month's workshop will be a "theme" workshop.

That is we'll be working on "sills" and floor joists. Including layout and cutting of a "tying joist".

This will be a hands on workshop. That is the students will get a chance to actually cut some joints, not just stand and watch.

The tools we will use are the "axe", the "adze", the "draw knife" and the "spoke shave". Along with other standard timber framing tools.

If you'd like to join us please drop me an email and we can discuss it.

Jim Rogers
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 03:15:56 pm »
February workshop update:

I am letting you know that the February workshop which will be a "hand on" workshop is full.
We all will be cutting joints in wood.
However the subject has changed a bit. We will cut mortises and tenons in posts and beams and we will also be doing braces between them. But the type of wood will be Douglas Fir.
We will be cutting three posts, two beams and four braces for a doorway between two interior rooms for a client/student's house.
He will be present and taking the workshop, possibly with his BIL.

See pictures of the frame and one exploded joint.

 

  



  



  

The tenon and it's shoulders which are called a "diminished haunch" will be something special for this workshop.
The braces will be centered on the posts and the beams without housings.

This workshop is full at this time, in case you want to be on the stand by list, please drop me an email and let me know.

And should you be in the area and want to "stop by" for a visit to see what's happening and watch for a while, please feel free to do so. Just let me know you plan to stop by and I'll watch out for you.

John brought over his timbers and his planer, see photos below, and he cleaned them up a bit for next weekend's workshop.
They are some very nice Douglas fir timbers that are going into his home when finished.

 

 

 

 

We will start the workshop on Saturday morning at 8 am or so, with a demonstration of layout and cutting of one joint. And will stop for a pizza lunch at noon. After lunch the students will work on their own timber and layout and cut their own joint.

There has been lots of interest in my weekend workshops. And this spring I may increase them from once a month to every other weekend as I did in the past. This will allow for more time for each person to learn and practice timber framing. I'll let you know when any changes are scheduled.

I hope the ground hog was wrong and we will soon see warmer weather.

Jim Rogers
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 10:45:37 am »
February's weekend workshop was a good time.

We put in two days and got a lot done, but not all.

On Saturday we worked on the posts creating mortises and diminished haunch housings for the tie beams.

On Sunday we did tenons. And got all of them done on both tie beams. After that we worked on layout of a brace.

Here is a shot of John/client/student boring his mortise:

 

 

And here is a shot of Phil working on his mortise:

 

 

We should finish this interior frame this coming weekend on Saturday.

I cut one brace as a demonstration of how to lay it out and cut it. John worked on his for a while as well.

So, we'll have three braces to finish and then layout and chop four brace pockets.

Should be good weather this weekend.

We had two electric heaters going and had it up to 50F in the classroom.

Jim Rogers
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 10:50:11 am »
Glad it's going good. 50 is not bad.
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 02:22:43 pm »
Jim, if you ever have the demand (and personal interest) to host a workshop in the south, I may be able to make my shop available. I'm just SW of Raleigh, NC.  The shop is heated and air conditioned too!

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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 02:36:41 pm »
Scott:
Host a workshop. I'll come down.
VictorH, in NE is hosting one. You could do the same.
Buy my 12x16 shed plan, get the timbers cut, and schedule the event.
We'll all have a great time.
Learning and building.
You get the frame when done and you can sell it or keep it.

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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 06:09:57 pm »
This past Saturday we had our third workshop with John's timbers.

We, John and I, got all the braces done:

 

 

And we put together one corner joint:

 

 

John and his son.

Both John's sons showed up to help load up the timbers for their ride back to John's house in Salem, NH.

He'll finish them up there, and when ready we'll have a workshop at his home putting them in place.
That will be a fun challenge.

Jim Rogers

PS. Next workshop is March 15, 2014 and we'll be working with Sills and Floor joists.
This is a hands on workshop, that is, students will be cutting joints. Tools we'll be using are the axe, the adze, the draw knife and spoke shave. Along with chisels and slicks.
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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 01:41:38 pm »
This past weekend 3-15-14, I held another one day workshop.

This workshop theme was floor joists and sills.

I had a sample floor joist end done to show, and I finished the other end as a demo.

Then the three students I had each did one floor joist. Each student cut both ends of their joist.

After that we worked on a sill.

Here is a shot of the sill with one of the floor joists in it's drop in pocket:

 

 

And here is a shot of my three students:

 

 

It was a bright sunny day after a few morning sprinkles.

And we had a great time.

Next workshop is April 19th.

If you'd like to join us, just drop me an email for details.

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Re: Timber Framing ONE day workshop
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 02:00:59 pm »
Very nice Jim, I see the faces of some happy timber framers and I would bet you had as much fun instructing the workshop as they did being in attendance. The workmanship is top notch by the looks of things also. GOOD JOB! Jim.
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