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General Discussion
Forums for 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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08/28/18 10:47 PM
Jay White Cloud
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08/28/18 10:47 PM
by Jay White Cloud
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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04/23/15 12:50 PM
TIMBEAL
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04/23/15 12:50 PM
by TIMBEAL
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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09/18/15 08:26 PM
Waccabuc_Steve
21 141
09/18/15 08:26 PM
by Waccabuc_Steve
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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04/26/14 10:19 PM
Jim Rogers
16 126
04/26/14 10:19 PM
by Jim Rogers
What IS a timberframer, anyway?
Philosophical musings from our participants.
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09/24/14 01:00 AM
Hylandwoodcraft
7 68
09/24/14 01:00 AM
by Hylandwoodcraft
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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Community Building Projects
Forum to post information about Community Building Projects
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11/14/19 06:35 PM
by D Wagstaff
General
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General Forum Questions (19 viewing)
Using this forum.
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Subforums: General - older posts
05/12/20 01:40 AM
northern hewer
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05/12/20 01:40 AM
by northern hewer
Barns and Traditional Timberframing (2 viewing)
Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group
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03/17/20 04:41 PM
timberwrestler
240 2,197
03/17/20 04:41 PM
by timberwrestler
This Old Building
"I have this old timber building and I need . . ."
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103 547
05/02/16 01:27 PM
by ChrisGross
Looking For The Perfect TimberFramer
"We are looking for qualified timberframers in . . . . ."
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11/20/17 09:33 PM
Jim Rogers
215 463
11/20/17 09:33 PM
by Jim Rogers
Straw Bales & Other Enclosure Systems
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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03/06/18 03:20 PM
Jay White Cloud
53 578
03/06/18 03:20 PM
by Jay White Cloud
U.K. Today
Guild activities in the United Kingdom
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02/13/20 03:16 PM
Jay White Cloud
34 110
02/13/20 03:16 PM
by Jay White Cloud
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.
Moderated by: Jim Rogers, mdfinc, milton
36 134
10/01/18 11:35 AM
by ziggy
Conferences
a place to discuss all issues related to Conferences
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03/07/18 12:46 AM
Jennifer Anthony
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03/07/18 12:46 AM
by Jennifer Anthony
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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04/13/15 10:03 PM
Camden
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04/13/15 10:03 PM
by Camden
Tools
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Timber Engineering
Questions and, we hope, answers
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02/26/19 02:27 PM
Jim Rogers
284 1,813
02/26/19 02:27 PM
by Jim Rogers
Timberframe Design (1 viewing)
A huge topic that starts here.
Moderated by: Jim Rogers, mdfinc, Paul Freeman
04/14/20 12:58 PM
51steve
319 2,604
04/14/20 12:58 PM
by 51steve
Automation
The Brave New World of CNC timberframing.
Moderated by: Jim Rogers, mdfinc, Paul Freeman
01/09/15 02:51 PM
timberwrestler
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01/09/15 02:51 PM
by timberwrestler
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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05/19/20 04:48 AM
by Bhcraftsmen
Software
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02/21/18 03:20 PM
Irv
207 1,145
02/21/18 03:20 PM
by Irv
Axe Throwing
Don't try this at home!Discussions leading up to our competition at the 2006 Western Conference.
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10/18/15 02:47 AM
brad_bb
33 417
10/18/15 02:47 AM
by brad_bb
Training
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Classes and Workshops
A good spot to post events you are hosting.
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02/04/20 02:15 PM
Jim Rogers
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02/04/20 02:15 PM
by Jim Rogers
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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10 67
Private Thread
Apprenticeship/Curriculum
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12/08/13 08:41 PM
kakashi
17 54
12/08/13 08:41 PM
by kakashi
Asian Timberframing and Joinery
Hosted by Chris Hall, this is the place to explore the roots of timberframing that so many find inspirational.
Moderated by: Chris Hall, Jim Rogers, mdfinc
05/13/20 01:29 AM
Joe Wood
30 193
05/13/20 01:29 AM
by Joe Wood
Archive
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Archive -- Timber engineering
Archive of old posts
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06/01/09 11:20 PM
Joel McCarty
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06/01/09 11:20 PM
by Joel McCarty
Archive -- TF design
Archive of old posts
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03/01/02 05:55 PM
Roger Brown
46 117
03/01/02 05:55 PM
by Roger Brown
Archive -- Barns/misc.
Archive of old posts
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02/13/02 02:22 PM
Clark Bremer
20 56
02/13/02 02:22 PM
by Clark Bremer
Archive --- Barns and traditional TF
Archive of old posts
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03/01/02 03:01 AM
Anonymous
49 114
03/01/02 03:01 AM
by Anonymous
Archive -- Looking for framers
Archive of old posts
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02/06/02 04:18 PM
Anonymous
29 50
02/06/02 04:18 PM
by Anonymous
Archive -- U.K. Today
Archive of old posts
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02/25/02 10:30 PM
Ken Hume
27 99
02/25/02 10:30 PM
by Ken Hume
Archive --- This old building
Archive of old posts
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01/20/02 02:52 AM
Anonymous
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01/20/02 02:52 AM
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Archive --- Automation
Archive of old posts
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11/18/99 02:37 PM
Joel McCarty
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