Russel Colbath Visitors Center, Conway, NH
In 2003 the Guild partnered with the US Forestry Service to build an interpretive center on the Kangamangus Trail in NH. I was chosen as 1 of the 7 professional timber framers/instructors. We had 70 volunteers, 17 days, and 450 timbers.
Abingdon School Boathouse, Oxford, England
This was an international collaboration of 70 carpenters from the United Kingdom, the US and Germany. Half the frame was cut by an English timber frame company, the other by volunteers. In 17 days, this group cut half the frame and raised the entire oak boathouse.
Northmore Trust, Oxford, England
We had so much fun at Abingdon, the usual suspects gathered to build new offices for this sustainable land use group. This structure uses passive cooling and a straw bale heating system. The material was all sourced locally, sawn on site. This was a teaching event as well, with American instructors leading the square rule layout.
Photos courtesy of Cameron Scott.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH
Keeping with the mission of the conservation center, timbers was locally produced and sawn on site. The stone for the fire place was carted from an old quarry. Steel brackets secure the center of the truss. Some hidden steel was necessary to resist the forces of these unusual 24’ trusses.
Delaware Canal Lock, New Hope, PA
Drop gate and miter gates for a working replication of a canal lock. Miter gate posts required extensive shaping and inset of structural steel to resist the tremendous forces from in this working canal lock. Square rule.
Gould Farm, Monterey MA
Timber Framers Guild rendezvous. Up to 100 volunteers worked to cut and hand raise this canted queen post barn. Square rule.
Knob Mill Barn, Milton, NH
An elaborate octagonal barn houses a horse powered apple crusher. This building features 5 sided posts, plentiful compound joinery, and an 8 sided cubital. Scribed.