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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: Eastern White Pine Saw...
(Jay White Cloud) - 08/28/18 10:47 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: Project
(TIMBEAL) - 04/23/15 12:50 PM
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: ED Announcement 4-2-15
(Waccabuc_Steve) - 09/18/15 08:26 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 10:19 PM
What IS a timberframer, anyway?
Philosophical musings from our participants.
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Re: Brace Removal
(Hylandwoodcraft) - 09/24/14 01:00 AM
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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Looking for Journeyman Tim...
(Triton) - 03/18/19 01:04 PM
Community Building Projects
Forum to post information about Community Building Projects
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criminal waiter
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General Forum Questions (34 viewing)
Using this forum.
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Re: historic hewing questi...
(northern hewer) - 11/11/19 01:42 AM
Barns and Traditional Timberframing (9 viewing)
Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group
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Re: guidance for attaching...
(timberwrestler) - 09/10/19 07:24 PM
This Old Building
"I have this old timber building and I need . . ."
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Re: Available - 1832 post ...
(ChrisGross) - 05/02/16 01:27 PM
Looking For The Perfect TimberFramer
"We are looking for qualified timberframers in . . . . ."
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Re: TF Barn Projects in SE...
(Jim Rogers) - 11/20/17 09:33 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: Ideal Enclosure criter...
(Jay White Cloud) - 03/06/18 03:20 PM
U.K. Today
Guild activities in the United Kingdom
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Re: Really? Most recent to...
(Jay White Cloud) - 02/13/20 03:16 PM
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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Willing worker looking for...
(ziggy) - 10/01/18 11:35 AM
Conferences (2 viewing)
a place to discuss all issues related to Conferences
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Timberline Lodge Dorm Room
(Jennifer Anthony) - 03/07/18 12:46 AM
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: Highschool Project
(Camden) - 04/13/15 10:03 PM
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Timber Engineering (1 viewing)
Questions and, we hope, answers
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Engineering for Timber Fra...
(Jim Rogers) - 02/26/19 02:27 PM
Timberframe Design (7 viewing)
A huge topic that starts here.
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Re: What kind of joint is ...
(Jay White Cloud) - 08/12/19 02:38 AM
Automation (1 viewing)
The Brave New World of CNC timberframing.
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Re: Will the CNC replace h...
(timberwrestler) - 01/09/15 02:51 PM
Tool Forum (7 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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Re: Who Made These Axe Hea...
(Jay White Cloud) - 02/19/20 02:50 PM
Software (1 viewing) 207 1145
Re: Kicking Horse Timber F...
(Irv) - 02/21/18 03:20 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: Want to build a target
(brad_bb) - 10/18/15 02:47 AM
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Classes and Workshops
A good spot to post events you are hosting.
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Call for ambassadors
(Jim Rogers) - 02/04/20 02:15 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
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Re: Guild Apprenticeship P...
(kakashi) - 12/08/13 08:41 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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Japanese Tool and Carpentr...
(Chris Hall) - 08/30/16 11:40 PM
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Archive -- Timber engineering
Archive of old posts
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Re: Spruce and Fir Questio...
(Joel McCarty) - 06/01/09 11:20 PM
Archive -- TF design
Archive of old posts
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Re: Concrete siding???
(Roger Brown) - 03/01/02 05:55 PM
Archive -- Barns/misc.
Archive of old posts
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Morrisburg Ontario
(Clark Bremer) - 02/13/02 02:22 PM
Archive --- Barns and traditional TF (1 viewing)
Archive of old posts
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Standard construction?
(Anonymous) - 03/01/02 03:01 AM
Archive -- Looking for framers
Archive of old posts
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seeking timberframe partne...
(Anonymous) - 02/06/02 04:18 PM
Archive -- U.K. Today
Archive of old posts
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Re: water proofing joints
(Ken Hume) - 02/25/02 10:30 PM
Archive --- This old building
Archive of old posts
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Re: Hewing....
(Anonymous) - 01/20/02 02:52 AM
Archive --- Automation
Archive of old posts
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Re: Morticers
(Joel McCarty) - 11/18/99 02:37 PM
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