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Next course on 30th April 2018
Intensive hands on 5 day timber framing course set in an idyllic woodland workshop in the stunning Brecon Beacons. The Course is lead by Master carpenter Alan Ritchie, who has over 30 years experience in traditional woodwork. This comprehensive woodwork course takes you from the raw material to the design, marking and cutting on a live build oak frame. Whether you are planning a project of your own, or interested in trying your hand at...
Next course on 17th September 2018
Hewnwood at La Fermette en Pierre, Fierville Les Mines, Normandy, France. Julie and Simon bought a run-down farm house (Longere) in a rural area of North West Normandy in 2015 with the intention to live a more relaxed and fulfilling second half of their lives. The property consists of a two-bedroom house in need of complete renovation, a couple of barns and a ruin. One of the barns and adjacent ruin is where Hewnwood and...
Introduction into various types of axes with historical overview. How axe hewing evolved and its applications. How to sharpen axes correctly. A hands-on tutorial of securing wood, how to mark out cutting lines, notching out and creating a flat surface.
Next course on 15th October 2018
Join us as the Autumn leafs flutter down In a Beautiful Broadleaf woodland & meadow Next to the Hondu river! Learn the skills of the Full scribe Log Cabin with Instructors Alan Ritchie's Hewnwood team & Cabin Builder William Darby You will be learning the the skills of log cabin builder sourcing your Logs Scribing to fit , use of your tools marking and cutting your joints handeling and erecting the cabin roofing and finishing...
TRADITIONAL TIMBER FRAMING During the course participants will be involved in the construction of a timber frame building with talented timber framer John Munro. Where following subject areas will be covered: the history of timber framework in the UK; regional variations; specialist tools and equipment; the milling process; the components of typical timber frame construction; peg making; setting, measuring and marking out, daisy wheel geometry; jointing and shaping; fitting, fixing, finishing, positioning and erecting. The...
Next course on 8th July 2018
Timber-framed buildings are what make our villages and market towns special. This course will explain how these familiar buildings can be made legible, revealing how they were used and when they were built. It will begin with the felling of trees and their conversion, the carpentry involved in assembling the building and how techniques changed over time. It will then move on to look at the plan form of medieval buildings and how this has...