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  • Joint Clash

    May 17th, 2013

    Quite often when timber framing you will have to deal with the “joint clash”. This is where multiple joints occur […]

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  • Common Rafters

    May 10th, 2013

    Common rafters are the anatomical ribs of the building which support the roof covering. They sit on and are attached […]

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  • National Self Build Week

    May 03rd, 2013

    It’s been a difficult few days in the workshop what with the brilliant spring weather and so much to organise […]

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  • Wind Braces

    April 26th, 2013

    Wind braces or sway braces – these are the (usually) curved braces in the roof that stretch from the principal […]

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  • Cross Frames

    April 11th, 2013

    Timber framing thoughts – Cross Frames This is often a good place to start when the design is done and […]

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  • Curves and the art of timber framing

    April 05th, 2013

    If timber framing was all about rigid straight lines; square, level, plumb and perpendicular, it would be a structurally sound […]

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  • Podgers!

    March 29th, 2013

    Podgers or framing pins are tapered steel pins that mimic the form and job of an oak peg. Their supreme […]

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  • The Humble Pencil

    March 22nd, 2013

    Friday afternoon musings about timber framing – ‘The Jowl Post’ The Pencil! Perhaps not the most glamorous of workshop tools […]

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  • Draw Pegging or Draw Boring

    March 15th, 2013

    Draw Pegging is a nifty (and of course historic) way of getting timber frame joints to close up snugly under […]

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  • Queen Post Truss‏

    March 08th, 2013

    The Queen Post Truss A truss is effectively a large triangle that serves to support the roof and stop the […]

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  • Braces

    March 01st, 2013

    Timber frame musings – ‘The Jowl Post’ BRACES Sartorially designed to stop your trousers from falling down, braces have an […]

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  • Pegs or ‘tree nails’

    February 28th, 2013

    Timber frame musings – ‘The Jowl Post’ PEGS Pegs or “tree nails” are used to hold joints together, locking the […]

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