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General Forestry => Timber Framing/Log construction => Topic started by: rjwoelk on April 22, 2015, 09:16:48 PM

Title: timber framing course
Post by: rjwoelk on April 22, 2015, 09:16:48 PM
My son and I are at a 6 day course in timber framing. We are into day 2 and there are some concepts I got roped but not hogtied, we are having a good time all the same.
Title: Re: timber framing course
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 23, 2015, 11:12:39 AM
Where is the class?

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: timber framing course
Post by: rjwoelk on April 23, 2015, 06:22:52 PM
The class is in Cranbrook  BC.   They have a 6 day intro. Class and then a 13 week class.
Title: Re: timber framing course
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 24, 2015, 07:57:16 AM
Thanks for posting that.

What questions do you have now that you have been "exposed" to timber framing?

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: timber framing course
Post by: rjwoelk on April 24, 2015, 10:20:29 PM
Well our equipment wants are adding up. I can see a chain mortiser being bought, then some thing to plane the timbers, as we are putting up a square timber log cabin with dovetail joints I am leaning towards a woodmizer planer that goes onto the same track as the lt15.  But I may just get a 6 inch planer for the cabin to start with. My first building in timber framing will be a shed 16x40 4 bents, board and batton , to house: the wood processor in the center, tractor at one end, wall between, other end a storage space for tools And supplies, like coffee , pie and ice cream, a front covered porch, hope to get work done, lol , getting exciting.