Course: Advanced Timber Frame Joints

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Mid Wales
Tues 10th - Thurs 12th April 2018 01654 704966 Jyoti Tyler

Cost: Waged £450, Low waged / Concessions £400

Sectors: sustainability

Following our hugely popular one day Traditional Timber Frame Joints course we are now offering a three day advanced course. 

We’re assuming you already know the basics about how to measure, mark out and cut typical joints used in timber framing, but if not, you might consider taking the our one day course first. 

So you’ve decided you are ready? Great! Then join your tutor and Master Craftsman Carwyn Lloyd Jones as we take you to the next level. 

Through practical sessions you’ll learn all about:

  • The features, benefits and various applications of the beautiful and traditional mortise and tenon timber joint.
  • Layout systems including mapping and mill, scribe or square rules.
  • Tools – for layout, cutting and boring.
  • Procedures for layout and cutting.
  • Finishing, detailing and improving your technique.

You will be working inside the CAT builders hall and our class sizes are deliberately small to make sure you get the most time applying the techniques you are learning. 

You’ll also take a tour of the experimental and innovative timber frame buildings across the CAT site that have been built over the last 40 years. We will use these buildings and other demonstration structures on site as a reference to the joints you will be creating. 

The course is for you if you are considering your own timber frame project, big or small, a whole or part structure, whether on your own or as part of community group and want to add beautiful and traditional features to the design. 

Your tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones has been working in construction industry for over 20 years and is an expert in timber framing, including many of the buildings around the CAT site.

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