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Author Topic: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints  (Read 1921 times)

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Offline Fallguy

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Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:13:30 pm »
Hello this my first post my name is Rob I have no timber framing knowledge so I am here to learn. I would like to say hi and I am enjoying the reading. You know what they say though a picture is worth a thousand words. I am a visual type person. Can you suggest a book or 2 that has good pictures or drawings of the most common joints and there applications? I have not found a thread on the site with this information.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 03:46:38 pm »
For your first book I'd recommend "Build a Classic Timber-framed House" by Jack Sobon.  I bought my copy used on Amazon.

Another good reference for joints is a Timberframers Guild publication called "Historic American Timber Joinery"  Also by Jack Sobon and available through the guild store at tfguild.org

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 04:44:46 pm »
Thanks for the information will add to the Christmas reading list.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 05:37:53 pm »
Fallguy,
The "Historic American Timber Joinery" is a free download at the TFG.  It is my bible...
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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 06:07:24 pm »
Welcome to the Forum Fallguy! Whatcha gonna build? :)
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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 08:31:51 pm »
You have already found it....

I have found the information on this board as good as, if not better than, any of the books I have read.
All the information you will need is in here somewhere, including lots of good pictures.
The search engine is your friend  ;)
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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 12:01:14 am »
You have already found it....

I have found the information on this board as good as, if not better than, any of the books I have read.
All the information you will need is in here somewhere, including lots of good pictures.
The search engine is your friend  ;)

  Just looking at Jim's gallery alone is priceless. More info in there and here than in any one book. IMHO
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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 08:39:52 am »
Welcome.  A few books, search of the forum, and, maybe, a class; you will be framing in no time.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 09:18:50 pm »
Thanks for the reply all.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 10:06:58 pm »
welcome to the forum, its good to see another minnesotan. ya know....
i am no expert, but i really enjoyed everything i have read by Jack Sobon, lots of pictures and very well written. but you can find anything on the internet these days so just reading this forum and looking for free publications, like the ones at tfg will give you a good knowledge, the rest you will learn through experiance.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 08:24:24 pm »
Hi everybody.

Fallguy, a thing which works for me, is google images. So picture of the joints. And if it doesn't work search in black and white,  for line drawing.

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 06:25:40 am »
Wow, Satamax, never thought to look for pictures that way.  What a trove!  Found stuff I'd never heard of or thought of, including a dog made from mortise and tenons (I guess- at least he showed up in the search results).  I'm still drooling over some of the structures and joints there- at my age, there's no way I'll live long enough to try most of those.   >:(  But then, the fun's as much in the anticipation as in the execution   :D

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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 03:46:41 pm »
Very interesting that there is a link to my name sake doing the thing I would love to do.    www.brianmooreloghomes.com   Don't know that I would ever want to be that large/commercial.   However, it looks like they do nice work.    Or at least someone takes good photos of their work.


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Re: Hello Do you know of a good sourse of pictures of timber joints
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011, 04:10:23 am »
I've always loved the look of those Spline joints, especially with a dark colored wood as the spline and a light wood like pine as the beams. 

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