Japanese Timber Framing Workshop with Kohei Yamamoto of Somakosha

Immerse yourself in 6 days of Japanese timber framing under the instruction of Kohei Yamamoto of Somakosha, Japan. We will be building and raising a large “saw mill shrine” to enclose a bandsaw mill. Your participation will help launch years of future timber frame workshops and classes in Japanese woodworking techniques at the Never Stop Building compound in Mercer, Maine. 

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Tuition includes free camping on the property, and fully catered meals every day. 

Topics covered include:

  • General design philosophy and layout of the Japanese timber frame structure
  • Review of terms and understanding of layout markings
  • Process for selecting, preparing, and shaping large timbers
  • Use of Japanese tools along with power tools to cut joinery
  • Team assembly and raising of the structure
  • Process of adjusting, squaring, and fixing the structural members.
  • Optional hand plane finishing certain parts of the frame
  • Optional installation of roofing system

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Mercer, ME 04957

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