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Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut
The Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut class will mix working in 3D and 2D using LayOut, a powerful addition to SketchUp Pro that can turn the basic modeling program into a multi-featured design, documentation, and presentation tool.
Converting Trees to Timber
In this course, students will learn how to grade timbers for strength and appearance, understand how to maintain a woodlot, safely and efficiently cut trees, and convert those round logs into square timbers.
Cruck frames use large curved timbers to transfer the weight of the roof directly down to the foot of the posts. In this workshop, we will build a small, two-bent cruck frame, from tree selection to layout to raising.
Demystifying Roof Geometry - The Stereotomical Approach
(formerly Complex Roof Framing) Roof geometry is a challenge most framers must face eventually. These problems can be solved either mathematically or visually (drawing by hand). The skill of drawing complex shapes and practicing stereotomy has been taught for centuries by the French, German, and Japanese carpentry traditions; it enables the carpenter to directly measure working angles and scale dimensions rather than calculating them.
Raising & Rigging
This course teaches the few, but necessary, knots needed by timber framers to safely lift heavy loads and equipment. All the elements of a knot, bend, and hitch will be covered, and more.
Scribed Timber Framing
Students in the scribed timber framing course will learn to join round timbers to both square and other round pieces, and out-of-square timbers to other out-of-square faces on adjoining pieces, practicing various methods developed by a variety of cultures and adapted for modern use.
Timber Frame Design & Joinery Decisions
This course is geared towards timber framers and covers the architectural and structural basics for designing timber frame structures that are both beautiful and functional.
Timber framing is a traditional framing technique that is incorporated into all building projects at the Heartwood School. In this class, we will lay out and cut the joinery for a complete frame and assemble it, and then raise it at the end of the course.
Timber Framing - Women Only
Timber framing is a traditional framing technique that is incorporated into all building projects at the Heartwood School. In this class, which is open to women only, we will lay out and cut the joinery for a complete frame and assemble it, and then raise it at the end of the course.
Timber Framing Intensive
This course combines the core of our previous timber framing, homebuilding, and apprenticeship curriculums into one package for those who seek more opportunities for development than is provided in our one-week courses.