Timber Framing and Woodworking Classes

Basic Carpentry

August 26 th – September 30 th
Mondays  6–8:30 p.m. (6 Classes)
Instructor:  MacKinnon
Learn about basic tool use, safety equipment, types of wood and different cuts of wood, as well as some fundamentals of house framing.  Both hand and power tools will be taught and used to complete a simple group project. Students are encouraged to bring drawings, photographs, and questions about their own maintenance and repair issues or building dreams.

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Intermediate Carpentry

October 7 th – November 25 th
Mondays 6–8:30pm (8 Classes)
Instructor:  MacKinnon
Continue the work from Basic Carpentry designing and building a small project. Topics continue on hand and power tool use, safety, and measurement skills. Fastening, joinery techniques, and structural integrity of existing buildings as well as a focus on individual’s current projects will be discussed. This is an intermediate class with the goal of completing a group project. Prerequisite: Basic Carpentry

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Timber Framing I

August 30 th – September 27 th
Fridays  6–8:30pm (5 Classes)
Instructor:  MacKinnon
Learn the fundamentals of design and construction of small timber frame
structures using mortise and tenon joinery.  Students will learn layout
techniques, tool use, and options for joinery cutting methods. This course will primarily focus on hand-cut joinery and tools but will also demonstrate power tools and techniques used by modern timber framers.
Tools & materials provided

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Please contact us if you have any questions about the classes. seeyou@heartmoorfarm.com

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