Timber Framing!

Day one of our three day timber framing workshop! Wow, pretty exciting and we've learned so much already. The day started with a great slide show presentation by Ira of the many projects he's worked on. It really gave us a foundation (shall we say "plinth") to understanding the many types of joinery and ways to timber frame and build. The method to successful joints is all in the layout - measuring! And then sequencing your cuts - doing them in the most efficient order. Today we learned mortise and tenon joinery. Above, Meesh uses the chain mortiser. Below, Steveo shows us where to chisel to make a custom fit. Above, the tenon fits into the mortise and is secured with a peg. Below, Garret shows our work. Looking forward to two more days!

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