Maine & Australia TF Workshop in 2018 Now Posted
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Intro & Advanced Timber Framing Workshops
Fox Maple's Timber Framing Workshop series at Fox Maple in Maine has been such a stalwart workshop experience for so many years that it is proving exceedingly difficult to let it go. It appears as well, that so many people plan for this workshop each year that it must go on. So, again in 2018 we will be offering the Introductory and Advanced Workshop Seires at Fox Maple in Brownfield, Maine. Our thanks go out to all of our past students over the years for helping to make these workshops such a wonderful experience, and also to all of our new students in 2018. We look forward to meeting you in 2018.
Fox Maple's World Tour continues in
This workshop will take place in Pomponal, Victoria, which is in the area of the Grampians National Park, about 3 hours west of Melbourbourne. This is one of the most picturesque areas of Australia, with mountains and landscape reminisent of the American southwest of New Mexico & Arizona.
The course project will follow a similar pattern as many of our World Tour workshops to include scribing posts to stone and round, naturally crooked timbers to square and vice versa. The excersize will cover a broad level of timber framing design concepts and techniques to provide a wealth of experience which will give students the knowledge to tackle their own timber frame project with confidence.
This will be a 10 day workshop and will include all meals and camping with facilities at the Grampians Paradise Camping & Caravan Parkland, in Pomonal, Victoria. Students are invited to arrive a day early. This promises to be a great workshop experience and I fully expect that it will fill up early, so take advantage of the early registration discount in order to reserve your spot.
Tuition for registration prior to May 1, 2018; $2,350 US
Fox Maple Nosara, Costa Rica
Fox Maple Nosara is an ongoing work-in-progress, with plans to make the property one of the most unique learning centers in the Costa Rica, if not the universe.
We will be postponing our regular workshop series for 2017 in Nosara, but are planning to continue expanding the infrastructure during this time. One of our major efforts for 2017 will be the construction new reciprocal roof pavillion, which will become the most exuberant reciprocal roof structure on the planet.
This will be a project beyond the scope of a regular workshop, but we are considering the possibilities of making it a work effort to include up to 10, maybe 15, past students, hand-picked, to come join us for a month to cut and erect the frame. This will be by invitation only, no fee, but also no pay, however all expenses will be covered once you arrive on site. As you might imagine, we have accumulated a list of top students over the years to draw from. Perhaps you are one of them.
The pavillion project is still in the planning stages, but we should have the final design details and construction schedule worked out in the next 6 weeks or so. Once we have this all set, we will be sending out the invitations or in some other way be in contact with the chosen ones.
Teak Gooseneck Joint. Nosara 2014
Workshops & Events Schedule 2018
Time Flies! 2017 marks
Fox Maple's 35th year of teaching
Perfection & Grace.
Intro & Advanced
Timber Framing at Fox Maple in Maine
Intro TF May 28 - June 2, 2018
Advanced TF June 4-9, 2018
Australia World Tour
Timber Framing Workshop 2018
October 21-30, 2018
First Edition of
ADVANCED Timber Framing
At last, this long awaited book is now in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
This is a 368 page, hard cover volume that is jam packed with information about the design and construction of compound timber framed roof systems. From history to Design and Execution, Advanced
Timber Framing has it all covered.
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New Revised Edition
A Timber Framer's Workshop
This 272 pg. Revised Edition has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering and comprehensive in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. Click on the book cover for more info or