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Learn to Timber Frame

  •  Fundamentals -SOLD OUT
     Fundamentals -SOLD OUT
    Wed, Apr 24
    Star Hill Timberworks
    Apr 24, 2024, 7:30 AM – Apr 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Apr 24, 2024, 7:30 AM – Apr 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Learn traditional timber framing.
  • Sawhorse Class - SOLD OUT
    Sawhorse Class - SOLD OUT
    Fri, Jun 21
    Star Hill Timberworks
    Jun 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Make a set of timber framed sawhorses to take home.
  •  Fundamentals - Timber Framing Class  (Ellsworth, WI)
     Fundamentals - Timber Framing Class  (Ellsworth, WI)
    Wed, Sep 11
    Star Hill Timberworks
    Sep 11, 2024, 7:30 AM – Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Sep 11, 2024, 7:30 AM – Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Learn traditional timber framing.
  •  Fundamentals Timber Framing Class - SOLD OUT
     Fundamentals Timber Framing Class - SOLD OUT
    Wed, Oct 02
    Star Hill Timberworks
    Oct 02, 2024, 7:30 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Oct 02, 2024, 7:30 AM – Oct 06, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Star Hill Timberworks, Ellsworth, WI 54011, USA
    Learn new framing practices

Craftsmanship Unleashed

At Star Hill Timberworks, we put our students at the forefront of our timber framing classes. With intentionally small class sizes, our focus is on individual attention and hands-on instruction. Our goal is to equip you not only with the skills but also the confidence to embark on your own framing projects. Join us for an immersive experience that goes beyond the basics, ensuring you leave with a comprehensive understanding of timber framing.

Our Approach: Our classes are designed to be 95% hands-on experience, emphasizing practical learning over theoretical concepts. Each aspect of timber framing is discussed and demonstrated by our expert instructors, followed by opportunities for every student to perform and practice each function with personalized feedback and suggestions.

Tool Mastery: Starting with hand tools like framing squares, chisels, and boring machines, our classes progress to introduce power tooling from brands like Makita and Mafel. This approach ensures that students experience a broad range of tooling options, empowering them to decide the right mix of tools for their unique situations.

Innovative Layout System: Experience the patented Star Hill Layout System in action, featuring tools currently in production and those in the Prototype and R&D stage. We provide access to cutting-edge layout tools that set the industry standard.

5 Day Class Schedule:

  • Day 1-3: Timber Layout & Cutting

    • Comprehensive instruction on timber layout and cutting techniques.

  • Day 4: Knee Brace Layout/Cutting

    • Focus on the intricacies of knee brace layout and cutting.

  • Day 5: Fit Frame/Raise Frame

    • Practical application as you fit and raise your frame under expert guidance.

 

2 1/2 Day Class Schedule (Sawhorse):

  • Day 1: Timber Layout & Cutting

    • Comprehensive instruction on timber layout and cutting techniques.

  • Day 2-3: Cut, Fit, and assemble (Note: sawhorses can be disassembled to transport them home) 

 

Key Topics Covered:

  • Chisel Use

  • Timber Frame Terms

  • Tools (Hand & Power)

  • Square Rule Layout

  • Timber Frame Plan Development

  • Timber Lists

  • Layout & Shop Standards

  • Sharpening Techniques

  • Measuring & Checking Techniques

  • Peg Making

  • Shaving Horses

  • Raising & Rigging

  • Timber Frame Design

  • Basic Load Calculations

  • SketchUp & Timber Frame Extensions

  • Reference Documents

 

Join Star Hill Timberworks for a transformative timber framing experience. Our classes offer a unique blend of hands-on learning, personalized instruction, and exposure to innovative tools. By the end, you'll not only possess the skills but also the confidence to take on your timber framing projects. Craftsmanship awaits – enroll today and unlock the world of timber framing expertise.

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