- Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 1)
February 25, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 2)
February 26, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this class, you will be introduced to timber framing techniques while you build a sturdy white pine sawhorse.
This type of timber framing comes from the German tradition, where a full scale layout is drawn up, which serves to mark timbers for compound angles. The beauty is that all the measurements are very simple and the angles are derived without calculation.
You will learn to use a story pole, hand saws and power saws, mallet and chisel, and a few geometry tricks. In the end, you will go home with a sawhorse that will carry almost any load you can put on its back!
If you have basic woodworking skills, you will make faster progress, but it is absolutely not a prerequisite. Experienced woodworkers will enjoy this approach to layout.
What to Bring
You don’t need to bring anything, but if you have any of the following tools, go ahead and bring:
- 1½” chisel
- cross cut hand saw
- carpenter’s pencil
- 2 foot square
The sharper your tools, the better.
Best for Ages
Fourteen years old and up
Quality instruction and freshly-milled & planed white pine timbers for your sawhorse.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Main Hall
Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.