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Day 7, Sunrise Mill CBW (October 4, 2019)
The day of raising dawned cool and bright. The crew assembled on the sash mill deck for Dale's raising orientation. Dale reviewed the raising plan outline and addressed the specific safety issues...
Oct 8, 2019

Day 6, Sunrise Mill CBW (October 3, 2019)
Beautiful shot of the Sunrise Mill from across Swamp Creek. Unfortunately, the weather was not going to cooperate with our plan to begin the raising. The weather and the hardwood has taken its...
Oct 5, 2019

Day 5, Sunrise Mill CBW (October 2, 2019)
Day five began as a cool morning with a mist settled over the hills and our worksite. The setting, Pennypacker Mill, is surrounded by beautiful rolling Pennsylvania hills.    Our site is quiet and...
Oct 4, 2019

Day 4, Sunrise Mill CBW (October 1, 2019)
Day four started out like the beautiful fall day it should be. After a cool day and very cool night, everyone was refreshed and ready to go. Neil led us in stretching...
Oct 3, 2019

Day 3, Sunrise Mill, September 30, 2019
Monday, September 30, was a warm, sunny day - much like a summer day - and we conducted as much of the workshop as we could under the cover of tents. Still,...
Oct 2, 2019

Day 2, Sunrise Mill, September 29, 2019
Cloud cover today allowed us to work out from under tents comfortably. Under Dale's watchful eye, Paige Heron and Brian Clark lower one of the large oak sill timbers using a chainfall...
Sep 30, 2019

Day 1, Sunrise Mill, September 28, 2019
Day one, participants assembling on Saturday morning for the orientation meeting out in front of the main lodge at Camp Hope in Schwenksville, PA.   Our dining hall and food preparation facility at Camp...
Sep 30, 2019

Su Casa - Summer 2019
Check out this great Su Casa article featuring TFG Board Member, Steve Thomas.   
Jul 24, 2019

The Work Goes On: Day Two at Lake Roesiger
Lake Roesiger Community Building Workshop continues, with "more of the same" - demonstrations, layout, camaraderie, and some beautiful scarf joints.
May 24, 2019

Orientation, Organization, Layout, and Fabrication: Day One at Lake Roesiger
Day One of the Lake Roesiger Community Building Workshops in Snohomish County, Washington.
May 23, 2019

The Stage is Set: Lake Roesiger Community Building Project
"Day Zero" at the Lake Roesiger Community Building Workshop (Snohomish County, Washington). Check out the facility and lead team preparing for this event!
May 21, 2019

Guild Member reflections on the Notre Dame Fire
Notre Dame Fire Reflections
Apr 16, 2019

3rd Timber Framers Gathering of Australia in the Grampians, VIC 27/28th October 2018
By Isabelle Harwood, Timber Frames of Australia   The weekend started early on Saturday morning with a nice brew of coffee, tea and some yummy food surrounded by some beautiful scenery and a rather...
Nov 16, 2018

Weekly Guild Note -31 August 2018
Complex Roof Workshop to be offered at the Eastern Conference. North House Folk School Offering Artisan Development Program. Raising Rendezvous on Hornby Island, BC. Craft of Business Summit Series on Leadership and Management.
Sep 4, 2018

Review of Timber Innovation Act and 2018 Farm Bill
Back in early June I shared an email appeal [with the TFEC] being circulated by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) urging folks to contact their representatives in Congress and defeat the Timber...
Aug 10, 2018

Unforgettable: Timber Framers Guild Western Conference
                            To say that Timberline Lodge is a good location for the Timber Framers Guild is akin to saying that the Grand Canyon is an attractive...
Jun 28, 2018

Your TFG Dashboard Tutorial
Jun 22, 2018

2018 TFEC Code of Standard Practice released
A big thanks to the TFEC for developing the new 2018 edition of the TFEC Code of Standard Practice for Timber Frame Structures. The original code was written in 2013 and has now...
Apr 20, 2018

View from Here, Scantlings Issue 214, April 2018
We took a quick look at our records recently and found that nearly 600 folks attended one of the various TFG events in 2017. Of course, there were many repeat offenders who...
Apr 20, 2018

RFQ for Project Manager for 2018 TFG Community Building Projects
Timber Framing, Project managers
Mar 21, 2018

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