Timber Framing and Woodworking Classes 2018

Timber Frame Class

July 13, Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
July 14, Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 15, Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jump right into the construction of a two story 600 sq. foot timber frame studio.
Learn the fundamentals of design and construction on the job while you cut mortises and tenons. Layout techniques will be introduced as well as tool use and cutting methods.

This three day intensive experience is physically demanding and requires heavy lifting and strenuous hammer work. Most tools are provided but participants are welcome to bring their own saws, mallets, and chisels (free sharpening tutorials)

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Basic Carpentry

September 17- October 15
Mondays  (five weeks) 6 – 8:30 p.m.
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 22- November 26
Mondays  (six weeks) 6 – 8:30pm
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

October 18, 25, November 1, 8
Thursdays (four weeks) 6 – 8:30pm
Instructor:  MacKinnon
Timber Frame Guild Logo Hearthmoor Farm CharlottesvilleLearn 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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