TFG Events & Workshops

Raising & Rigging


Here is an opportunity to learn the few but necessary knots (six or so) needed by the timber framer to safely lift heavy loads and tie off timbers for shipment, and practicing these knots until you own them. All the elements of a knot, bend, and hitch will be covered.

The rigging of blocks and use of tackle will be demonstrated. You will learn how to construct and adjust a gin pole (luffing) using various rope hitches and tackle. We'll also show how to arrange, rig, and raise tripods and shear legs (A-frames) and maneuver a load with a jib-arm. More maneuverable and versatile than shear legs, the gin pole requires more rope and guying points (anchors). Learn more here.

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