Scantlings 196 (Aug–Sep 2015)Scantlings 196 (Aug–Sep 2015)
Conference preview: what are we doing? New, re-elected directors. Lightning concludes rendezvous–raising at Trillium Dell. Company membership and visionary partners help rebuild the Guild. EcoLogic: Convenient disconnect: throwing the baby out with the bathwater. visit Pownalborough jail, Vaughan Homestead at NE regional meeting. Apprentice Log: Reflections from a repeat host of annual assessment. Carpenters Fellowship conference, Wales, August.
4.43 MB. Published on Aug 1, 2015.

Scantlings 195 (Jul 2015)Scantlings 195 (Jul 2015)
Pemberton barn: one-year checkup. Please vote. Letter: Village of Pemberton thanks Guild. Staff changes, new address at ILBA. Michigan community building project in August. Northwest regional meeting, Squamish, B.C. Norwegian, Australian among new, renewing members. Return to Istanbul. Spring timber grading course. President's thank you. Guild members help restore African house. Guild members help with Colonial Williamsburg raising. Framespotting in Switzerland. Apprentice Log: Host wanted for ATP training. PechaKucha comes to 2015 TFG conference. New timber frame program at Maine community college.
5.84 MB. Published on Jul 1, 2015.

Scantlings 194 (May–Jun 2015)Scantlings 194 (May–Jun 2015)
Help plan Guild's 30th birthday party. Bylaws changes pass in merger vote. Passing the baton. Using teamwork, students raise barns. Hello from our new ED. Progress on Santa Cruz barn. Leadership transition in PH expansion project. Bucks County barns, history, culture at TTRAG symposium. Apprentice Log: ATP wants you. CeoLogic: Tight building construction: opportunity or liability?
4.44 MB. Published on May 1, 2015.

Scantlings 193 (Apr 2015)Scantlings 193 (Apr 2015)
Financial report: turnaround year for the Guild. Call for conference presentations. Combination vote approaches. 2014 financial report. Ambassador bags help you promote the Guild. Jeff Arvin new Guild executive director. Apprentice Log: Apprentice training in Ft. Collins. EcoLogic: Convenient disconnect: judging building performance, part II. Sign up for TTRAG conference. Member News: Fire Tower welcomes Dick Schmidt.
3.3 MB. Published on Apr 1, 2015.

Scantlings 192 (Feb–Mar 2015)Scantlings 192 (Feb–Mar 2015)
TTRAG meeting in Bucks County. Board of directors changes. Adaptive re-use in action. Rendezvous, workshop in March, for Lisa's House. North-central regional gathering in July. "He and I are both out." Modern, historical explored at Canada-East gathering. New log building school to open in mid-Wales. Apprentice Log: Apprentice training in Ft. Collins. EcoLogic: Convenient disconnect judging building performance. Swiss tour in May.
3.34 MB. Published on Feb 1, 2015.

Scantlings 191 (Jan 2015)Scantlings 191 (Jan 2015)
TTRAG members meet in early November. Small library a scale model of timber frame pavilion. Financial look at 2014. Canada-East regional meeting. Apprentice Log: My path to apprenticeship, Project Horizon planning timber frame addition. EcoLogic: The green building movement. A playful tribute. SE regional meeting: new Hundegger, CLT, ASSY screws.
3.58 MB. Published on Jan 1, 2015.

Scantlings 190 (Nov–Dec 2014)Scantlings 190 (Nov–Dec 2014)
Timber framing tour of Switzerland next May. Update on director elections. Reorganization update, executive director search. Apprentice Log: Assessment and training. Kezurou-Kai in Brooklyn. Welcome, new members. Timber grading course: April 2015. Canada-East regional meeting. Lexington timber framing workshop: a lot was learned.
3.99 MB. Published on Nov 1, 2014.

Scantlings 189 (Oct 2014)Scantlings 189 (Oct 2014)
Bits of the Manchester conference. 2014 TTRAG tour. Member News: Born. Auction thank-you. Donald G. Carpentier, 1951–2014: in memory. Three days in Creuse: the start of something new. Apprentice Log: Notes from the chair.
2.39 MB. Published on Oct 1, 2014.

Scantlings 188 (Aug–Sep 2014)Scantlings 188 (Aug–Sep 2014)
Geometric design intensive with Laurie Smith. Accacia Mullen: new contributing editor. Leading the Guild. Thanks, Manchester conference sponsors! Apprentice Log. Show your work. EcoLogic: Convenient disconnect: in sustainability, the environment is not the whole story. Naiku: the main shrine.
2.37 MB. Published on Aug 1, 2014.

Scantlings 187 (Jul 2014)Scantlings 187 (Jul 2014)
2014 conference update. Shear testing in Manchester. Letters: American barn stories, seeking timber engineering work and mentor. A "joint" event (Penn State Ag Progress Days). Richard W. Babcock: in memory. About the Barns at Wolf Trap. Welcome, new members. EcoLogic: the freight train.
2.8 MB. Published on Jul 1, 2014.

Scantlings 186 (May–Jun 2014)Scantlings 186 (May–Jun 2014)
Program set for 2014 Guild conference in Manchester. Preparing for Pemberton. Looking back at Naconiche. Geo building design event: specifics. EcoLogic: Archaic comfort systems, the future of energy efficiency. Grading course a success.
2.28 MB. Published on May 1, 2014.

Scantlings 185 (Apr 2014)Scantlings 185 (Apr 2014)
Ken Burns highlights TFG annual conference. Salt-water timber framing. Letters: Hazardous material. New blogs. Pemberton in the spring: TFG project takes shape. VMI–TFG project ready to roll. Member News. Mortice and Tenon online. Apprentice Log: Thoughts of two former apprentices; the owner's perspective. A new board member's perspective on collaboration. Australian timber framers gather.
3.35 MB. Published on Apr 1, 2014.

Scantlings 184 (Feb–Mar 2014)Scantlings 184 (Feb–Mar 2014)
New Guild project: Pemberton is building community. Letters: French student seeks engineering work; Ed Levin's library. Naconiche—the legacy, the instructors. 2014 apprentice—journeyworker training: new territory. Lexington city pool shade shelter: VMI–TFG spring project, 2014. Welcome, new members! EcoLogic: Convenient disconnect: the test of authenticity. Mortice and Tenon online by subscription. Update your advertising.
3.36 MB. Published on Feb 1, 2014.

Scantlings 183 (Jan 2014)Scantlings 183 (Jan 2014)
East Texas project takes form. Happy holidays, from our program director. Letters: In appreciation. Treasurer's report. TFG training for apprentices, journeyworkers, and the rest of us. Letter from the president. Double header: geometrical design intensive and rendezvous. TTRAG's November members' meeting report. Pemberton community barn: on deck. TFG Southeast regional meeting: another success.
3.17 MB. Published on Jan 1, 2014.

Scantlings 182 (Nov–Dec 2013)Scantlings 182 (Nov–Dec 2013)
Looking back at Vicksburg. Letters: What about Joel? Southeast regional meeting checklist. EcoLogic: Collaboration for a sustainable Guild. Quick Vicksburg facts. Notes from Reston: Volunteering is good for the Guild and good for you! Personnel changes. Apprentice Log: Commitment got us this far. A few unusual workshops: Gibson Timber Frames (l'art du trait), Gusakov Woodworks (Estonian log building), Trillium Dell (geometrical workshop). Frame 2013: September travelogue. Texas Guild project, again, in March 2014. Useful financial analysis.
3.47 MB. Published on Nov 1, 2013.

Scantlings 181 (Oct 2013)Scantlings 181 (Oct 2013)
This was the Burlington 2013 Conference. Letters: Hello from our new executive director; Thoughts on the conference; Garden farewell; Our timber framing organizations; Rebuilding. Vicksburg project completed. TFEC: new timber grading course. Welcome, summer joiners! Ed Levin, 1947–2013: In Memoriam. TFEC Symposium selections. Conference historic building tour. Thanks, auction donors! Northwest to Northeast: a tale of two regional meetings. EcoLogic: The new plastic? From the Business Council desk: A new outreach idea. Southeastern Regional Meeting soon.
3.02 MB. Published on Oct 1, 2013.

Scantlings 180 (Aug–Sep 2013)Scantlings 180 (Aug–Sep 2013)
It's conference time! Letters: Seasoning timber naturally, Sustainable forest products. New offerings, old favorites. Traditional Estonian log-building workshop. College material. Directors' strategic plan. Southeastern regional meeting. Apprentice Log: The ripple effect. EcoLogic: A convenient disconnect: When heritage matters.
3.09 MB. Published on Aug 1, 2013.

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