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  • The Plumb Bob

    September 13th, 2013

    This really is an ancient bit of kit but the plumb bob is still absolutely essential to the modern timber […]

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  • How to fix your common rafters

    September 08th, 2013

    Common rafters need fixing down onto the main structural timbers, ridge, purlin and wallplate to prevent your roof from blowing […]

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  • Wedges

    September 01st, 2013

    Most timber framing joints are held together with oak pegs, and the frame is designed in such a way that […]

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  • Splines

    August 23rd, 2013

    Sometimes in life, and in timber framing, there is just too much going on at the same point. This can […]

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  • Tusk Tenon

    July 19th, 2013

    The tusk tenon is a useful joint to choose when you need to connect horizontal timbers (such as in a […]

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  • Joist Pockets

    July 13th, 2013

    The trouble with floor joists is that there are always lots of them. It’s nobody’s fault but if you didn’t […]

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  • Chisel Marks

    July 05th, 2013

    How you organise the frame with chisel marks is crucial to the job of putting the whole shooting match back […]

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  • Wall Frames‏

    June 28th, 2013

    Once the crossframes are all done and out of the workshop, work can begin on the wall frames which run […]

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  • The “Lay Up”

    June 21st, 2013

    The ‘Lay Up’ in the timber framing process This is the process by which the timbers that will make up […]

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  • Scribe Rule

    June 14th, 2013

    Timber framers (such as myself), like to perpetuate the myth that the mysterious and esoteric art of “scribing” is beyond […]

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  • “Saw Carving” for when timber framing goes wrong‏

    June 07th, 2013

    Yes, it happens. You have a bad day, the wind mysteriously dislodges the plumb bob, sawdust in your eye blurs […]

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  • Introducing…..

    June 01st, 2013

    We would like to introduce a great new member of our team –  Claire, who is over from Brittany for the […]

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