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 TFG Events

2014 Conference:
 Southern N.H. Univ., Manchester

Aug 7–10

Pemberton, B.C.
May 12–24
Randy Churchill

Knoxville, Ill.
Jun 21–22

 other Events

NAHB Mega-Tour
/ Bensonwood, Coventry Log Homes, Epoch Homes
Manchester, N.H.
Apr 29




Pemberton gathers crew

Spring is on the wind in British Columbia, and the Pemberton project is rapidly approaching. We can use "a couple more" on the crew, but the window is closing fast. Intense planning now on work stations, site layout, educational content, and the preliminary raising script. The community has assigned all meals to village restaurants and groups, plus some home-billeting and celebration Friday evening May 23.

Crew info: email Randy.

Register for the project.

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2014 Conference lineup set
We've got quite a full schedule: a record number of candidates submitted good proposals, and we've tried to accommodate them all. The MayJune Scantlings will list the entire schedule, but in addition to the returning activities, a few random surprises and highlights include 
  • the TTRAG tour, kicking off with a visit to Sandown Meetinghouse (1773), widely considered the finest example of its type from Colonial America; 
  • a Timber Frame Engineering Council talk on bowstring trusses by Ben Brungraber; 
  • Marcus Brandt on saltwater timber framing (shipbuilding); 
  • Old World and New World timber framing (David Bahler); 
  • Rudy Christian and Lisa Sasser on saving the African house
  •  a portable sawmill on site; 
  • the Timber Olympics plus lots more demos; 
  • Ken Burns as the plenary speaker.
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Nackaneesh in real time
Thanks to the good graces of Larry Dale Hodge, here's a look at what went on March 20–28 down in East Texas at the Naconiche (say Nackaneesh) project in Nacodoches County (say Nackadesh). 

VMI Spring Field Training Blog
Virginia Military Institute, through the energies of Guild member Grigg Mullen, Jr., completed another joint TFG-VMI project. This  year, April 4–8, VMI cadets and friends built a pool shelter for the city of Lexington, Va. 

Apprentice-Journeyworker training:
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The Apprenticeship Training Committee documented the apprentice and journeyworker training recently hosted by Trillium Dell in Knoxville, Ill.

 Build Community

For 25 years the Guild has delivered community-service building projects for fellow non-profits around the world. May we help you build community?  Read more

What is a Community Building Project? Watch a short, 12 minute video from the Silver Park Pavilions Project.

 Heritage Appeal

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