Building Blocks: Introduction to Hewing Timber with instructor Andrew P. Thompson. Two-day class Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Fee: $160 CSV members, $176 non-members (incl. $50 materials fee).
Learn to hew timbers from round logs into square and usable house parts by swinging axes. Beginning with the log, you will go through the process of laying out, scoring, joggling, and finally hewing the timers. You will also learn to sharpen axes with sharpening stones. Given student interest, the instructor will discuss the evolution of timber framing and hewing specifically, and the tools utilized in the work. A basic knowledge of hand tools and axe work is advisable. Please bring eye protection, steel toed boots, work gloves, and you may bring your own axe. The instructor will provide three felling axes and three broad axes for student use.
Must preregister and prepay. For more info, call 603-783-9077 ext. 230 or e-mail email@example.com