Timber Framed Buildings: history, construction & repair

  • Tool sharpeningWednesday 14 - Thursday 15 November 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course learn how to sharpen wood cutting tools to professional standards and select new or second-hand tools that are well engineered. This two day course has been designed for those with little or no previous tool sharpening experience, who enjoy working with wood but have found difficulty achieving a satisfying standard of work... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course The number, position and arrangement of timbers provides the evidence for the analysis and dating of timber framed buildings based on stylistic evidence. We will use the Museum exhibit buildings from the South East of England to look at features dating from the late 1300s to the 1900s. Learn to spot the... (more info)
  • The roofing squareTuesday 2 October 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course The use of the roofing square is a fundamental skill of carpentry. Learn how to line out and cut the softwood timber rafters for lean-to, gable and hipped roofs. This day will help demystify this essential carpenter’s tool. There are a large number of variations on how to use the square and... (more info)
  • Wattle & daubThursday 20th September 2018
    9.30am-5pm The course Wattle and daub was a much used material for panel in-filling of timber framed buildings. The exact wood used for the wattle and the mix which was daubed over it to keep the wind and weather out were dependent on the materials available. There are many examples of wattle and daub panels... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course This one day course is for people who like the idea of working with wood but have no or little experience and are unsure of the names and usage of both handtools. Attendees will learn how to identify and use a selection of tools including bench plane, block plane, shoulder plane, rebate plane, moulding planes, chisels, gouges,... (more info)