TFG Events & Workshops

Sunrise Saw Mill : Community Build Workshop

Seeks volunteers to:
Hand-cut and hand-raise a 16’ x 48’ saw mill frame at the Sunrise Mill, A National Historic Landmark located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  During this Community Building Workshop from Saturday, September 28th through Saturday, October 5th veteran historic joiners will guide participants through the layout, cutting and assembly of a stout, 3-bent, oak frame designed upon first-hand documents and historic photos.  Cut the cord! and reconnect with timber framing during this intimate 8-day hand-tools-only workshop.

Build your skills with world-class instruction by:
Will Beemer – Director of The Heartwood School, author of “Learn to Timber Frame” and past Co-Executive Director of the Timber Framers Guild.
Dave Bowman – Woodlands Philosopher, Co-founder of Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative, LLC and visiting instructor at The Heartwood School.
Michael Cuba – Preservation Joiner, Editor of “TIMBER FRAMING Journal of the Timber Framers Guild” and past-president of the Guild’s board of directors.
Dale Emde  – Workshop manager, preservation joiner and project manager for New World Timber Frames and The New Jersey Barn Company.
Neil Godden – Hand tool specialist, visiting instructor at The Heartwood School, and workshop manager for the TFG Community Building Workshop in Schuylerville, N.Y.
Seth Kelley - Preservation joiner, green woodworker, instructor at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Dartmouth and UVM.
Skills taught: 
Traditional square-rule layout, preservation ethics, material evaluation, traditional hand-tool use (including axe, adze, two-person cross-cut saw and boring machine), hand-tool sharpening and maintenance, worksite safety, material handling, basic rigging, gin pole use, hand-raising techniques, lath and cedar shingle installation.
Volunteer qualifications: 
Participants must be registered to attend.  No experience required.  Minors must be accompanied by parents or guardian.

Work day will be 7:00-5:00 daily.
Meals and lodging will be provided.

Work shop will be conducted from Saturday, September 28th – Saturday, October 5th with Sunday, the 6th as a rain-day.
For more info please contact the Guild at (360) 746-6571 or
Join us for this rare opportunity!  REGISTER FOR THE WAITLIST HERE

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