Timber Framing Class with Allen and Brian

Recently I posted about this, but removed the post as we realized their were a few details left undetermined.  Now that we have everything in place I can announce that Allen Fulmer and I will be teaching a timber framing class.   This class will be at Allen’s shop in Royersford, PA and in it we will build joinery for a Japanese timber structure.

The class will feature both machinery and hand tools, detailing how the students use both sets of tools to accomplish the goal of cutting timber sized joinery.   It is highly recommended that each student bring their own safety equipment and hand tools.

Time & Location

Aug 15, 8:30 AM – Aug 19, 4:30 PM

Imoshen Studio, 61 S Reed Rd Suite 300, Royersford, PA 19468, USA

About the class

A six-day intensive building a traditional Japanese timberframed structure

  • Design and detail of structure
  • Layout and cutting  of traditional Japanese joinery
  • Setup and use of kanna (hand plane) and nomi(chisel)
  • Structure assembly

No prerequisites required, but experience a plus – Intermediate


Tools needed:

  • Hand plane and chisels (Japanese not required)
  • Tape measure

Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection required.

Please see Allen’s website for details on how to sign up.

Allen Fumer’s Imoshen Studio

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