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General Discussion
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Forestry Topics
It's a complicated old world, and some folks think the TFG should have a firm grasp of forest politics and resource management. Since we can mostly agree that we do not, here's a spot that, in conjunction with conferences and Scantlings, may enable us to explore and clarify. Jump in! And just think of the tress we're saving by using this technology.
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Re: Who's logging this win...
(Dave Shepard) - 04/09/14 03:52 PM
Why Would You Want To Do This For The Rest Of Your Life?
Created at the behest of the Education Committee. I look forward to a lively dialogue. It's a serious question. Please resist the temptation to demonstrate cleverness in the place of wisdom.
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Re: Bill Coperthwaite
(TIMBEAL) - 12/05/13 06:56 AM
What Can The Guild Do For You?
Created at the behest of the Education Committee. I look forward to a lively dialogue. To paraphrase John Coltrane, we will change or die. Not necessarily in terms of size, but absolutely in terms of mission. Help us think about this.
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Re: Timber Framing..... th...
(Jim Rogers) - 09/27/14 04:26 PM
Membership Drive
Tough times! The Guild needs to do everything it can to retain existing members, and recruit new ones. Here's a forum for discussion of ideas that the staff can turn into action.
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Re: Presentation questions
(Jim Rogers) - 04/26/14 06:19 PM
What IS a timberframer, anyway?
Philosophical musings from our participants.
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Re: Brace Removal
(Hylandwoodcraft) - 09/23/14 09:00 PM
Help Wanted
As a service to Members (and to Members, only) we will be happy to post Help Wanted notices here at no charge. Send your notice to info@tfguild.org, and we'll do the rest.
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Timber Framer wanted
(MTTimberbuilder) - 10/08/14 01:44 AM
General
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General Forum Questions (2 viewing)
Using this forum.
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Sneak Peak
(D L Bahler) - 12/17/14 04:52 PM
Barns and Traditional Timberframing (1 viewing)
Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group
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Re: Pine Timber Framing
(Stuart) - 11/22/14 01:05 AM
This Old Building
"I have this old timber building and I need . . ."
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Re: Big Wrench Replication
(Will Truax) - 11/21/14 07:07 AM
Looking For The Perfect TimberFramer
"We are looking for qualified timberframers in . . . . ."
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Re: Bridge Restoration Pro...
(gofishing) - 11/27/14 05:20 PM
Straw Bales & Other Enclosure Systems (1 viewing)
Jim LeRoy said one time that "a timberframe without panels is like a kiss witout a squeeze". This may be true, but it is also true that among Guild members there is a growing interest in other methods of enclosing our work. Look here for wide-ranging discussion.-Joel
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Re: Direct glazing our tim...
(collarandhames) - 04/27/14 01:14 AM
U.K. Today
Guild activities in the United Kingdom
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Re: Harcourt Arboretum Cru...
(Jim Rogers) - 08/08/13 09:07 AM
Itinerant Traveller Discussion
Covering those seeking them, seeking each other, seeking answers about how it’s done, seeking other related information and such. Seeking the path to the magic forest.
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Wisconsin itinerant work s...
(Addemup) - 03/13/14 12:34 PM
Conferences
a place to discuss all issues related to Conferences
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Anyone camping for the con...
(D L Bahler) - 07/30/14 06:31 PM
Off Topic
In the interests of improving the Forum experience for participants, I have created this Forum area which I intend to moderate with the lightest possible hand. However, off-topic or otherwise inappropriate posts (in my judgement) from other forums will be moved here without notice. Joel McC
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Re: Cheese and Timber Fram...
(D L Bahler) - 07/22/14 01:39 PM
Tools
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Timber Engineering (1 viewing)
Questions and, we hope, answers
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Re: Engineer with TF exper...
(bmike) - 09/02/14 01:36 PM
Timberframe Design
A huge topic that starts here.
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Re: scribing posts to ston...
(Will B) - 10/18/14 08:41 PM
Automation (1 viewing)
The Brave New World of CNC timberframing.
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Re: Will the CNC replace h...
(TIMBEAL) - 12/06/14 07:37 PM
Tool Forum (2 viewing)
For information and questions regarding timber framing tools, how to use them, how to find them, how to sharpen them, etc. No commerical postings, please. Personal sales ok, of course!
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Chisels
(J Russell) - 12/11/14 01:11 PM
Software
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Re: Section Tool in Sketch...
(bmike) - 11/04/14 12:52 PM
Axe Throwing
Don't try this at home!Discussions leading up to our competition at the 2006 Western Conference.
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Re: World's Fastest Logspl...
(Mark Davidson) - 12/27/13 10:08 AM
Training
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Classes and Workshops
A good spot to post events you are hosting.
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Re: Timber Framing: A trad...
(Jim Rogers) - 09/20/14 10:19 PM
Journeyworkers Forum
Private area for Journeyworkers to use as they see fit. Postings can now include images and even video. Once you respond to a posting, you will be copied on further communications within that thread.
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Private Thread
Apprenticeship/Curriculum
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Re: Guild Apprenticeship P...
(kakashi) - 12/08/13 03:41 PM
Asian Timberframing and Joinery
Hosted by Chris Hall, this is the place to explore the roots of timberframing that so many find inspirational.
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Re: Buying Japanese chisel...
(treizea) - 10/20/12 11:18 PM
Archive
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Re: Concrete siding???
(Roger Brown) - 03/01/02 12:55 PM
Archive -- Barns/misc.
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Morrisburg Ontario
(Clark Bremer) - 02/13/02 09:22 AM
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Standard construction?
(Anonymous) - 02/28/02 10:01 PM
Archive -- Looking for framers
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seeking timberframe partne...
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Re: water proofing joints
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Archive --- This old building
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Archive --- Automation
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Re: Morticers
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