September: TFG Project in Michigan
We'll build a 40 x 110-ft. pavilion, a roof over community events in the sw Michigan town of Vicksburg, pop. 2,900, Sept. 12–22. Our partner is Vicksburg Historical Society (VHS), the town of Vicksburg will feed us, and we can camp on site.
City of Amherst RFP
Deadline June 27. If you are a practicing timber framer, see Notices.
History of Timber Framing workshop
Jack Sobon’s History of Timber Framing workshop will run at Heartwood School, Mass., June 22 and 23. It’s subsidized by the Guild’s apprenticeship training funds to become a permanent part of the Guild curriculum. If you need the course for your Apprenticeship/Journeyworker completion, or if you’re simply interested in this topic, please sign up. This is a great way to support the Guild while learning.
SketchUp at Burlington Conference
Late Friday morning (Aug 9) at the TFG conference, Clark Bremer is presenting a two-part workshop on compound roofs with SketchUp (part one before lunch and part two after). This highly useful workshop is free! but pre-registration is required, so that Clark can tell you the prerequisites.
Of course, bring your laptops. This is very hands-on. You’ll want to install SketchUp plus the timber framing extensions. For more information, ask Clark Bremer
New! Notices are online
—classified ads for everything from shop dogs for sale to help wanted—are now on the web. You can get to them via the sidebar at left bottom or via Events / Notices. (Notice listings are free to members and also appear in the Scantlings
newsletter, another member
Short film on the Polish Synagogue
2013 Conference Registration Opens
Not to miss! You can now register for the 2013 TFG–
TTRAG–TFEC–TFBC Conference in Burlington, Vt.
Registrations we receive for the full conference before July 1 will save $50.
Shear Testing in Burlington
Our new shear tester will take center stage at the August conference. (Tension and scarf-bending testers are on sabbatical.)
The Poland Story
The longest-running project in Guild history has been the collaborative re-creation of much of the destroyed 18th-century Gwozdziec Synagogue, for the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
Read more at our extensive Gwozdziec blog.
New York Times article (19 Apr 2013)
Boston Globe article (20 Apr 2013)
New York Times article (16 Jun 2011)