This just in: DEADLINE
If you plan to "show your work" in the WoodWorks materials (4th story below), there is a deadline of August 15.
Manchester benefit auction
We look forward to seeing everyone at the TFG conference in Manchester, in a few weeks. I hope you plan to attend.
I am heading up the auction team again this year. Dad [Rick Holder] will once again be auctioneer and Gabel will be a ringman. We may have some surprise guest ringmen from Georgia as well.
Last year we changed the format a bit to keep things fun.
Sponsors of Manchester conference
We are delighted to identify the companies who are helping put on our conference in August, in Manchester, N.H. Thanks to all of you!
Haven't registered yet? This conference, in Manchester, N.H., promises to be a stellar opportunity to learn, share, and laugh. Register here.
An updated conference schedule, including the Timber Frame Engineering Council member meeting.
Prepare your timber for the shear testing in Manchester!
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Examples of your work
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, is developing a seminar series to be given dozens of times starting later this year to architects, engineers, and other professionals who might use wood, lumber, timber, and engineered wood products in commercial construction.
WoodWorks holds events seven to ten days long (Wood Solutions Fairs) at which upwards of 1000 architects, engineers, and builders attend seminars on the use of wood in commercial construction.
I have spoken at several of these events on timber framing, usually to 100 to 140 architects and engineers, and I assure you that the information was enthusiastically received—they love what timber framers do.
WoodWorks has asked us to provide examples of our work for inclusion in this new seminar presentation series. They expect to create over two hours of presentation content in several different formats.For more, see Members.
The large-shed-sized building will be constructed using traditional methods and tools by craftspeople in a demo area near the museum.
The team, led by Guild member (and former TFG director and president) Rudy Christian, will include representatives from the TFG, Friends of Ohio Barns, and Preservation Trades Network. Craftsmen will show timber frame work, hand-hewing, split-rail fencing, and hand riven pegs.
Rudy's also looking for some hewers. For more info, reach him.
Travel expenses for participants covered by a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).
The Whistler Pique included a nice feature on the Pemberton project.
See the blog post.
The Pemberton community building project is complete. A very tired but satisfied crew posed for one final picture before heading home.
Project manager Randy Churchill has some final thoughts, and community building projects director Mack Magee chronicles the raising on the project blog.