Timber Frame Bents Spring 2009
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PROJECT - Three Timber Hammer Bent Frame Trusses with connecting girts forming a space of 20 ft. x 30 ft. with a cathedral ceiling 24 ft. high. Each frame truss is comprised of douglas fir 8” x 10” posts with 6” x 10” hammer girts & posts; 6” x 10” anchor beam, principal rafters, and 4” x 12” curved knee braces. 8” x 8” purlins form the gable roof system. This project employs centerline, square-rule layout on virtually ‘corrected’ timbers allowing for precise joinery on bowed, twisted or tapered wood. The tenon, housing and ‘Fat’ result in strong, accurate joinery.

Instructor: James Mitchell

STUDENTS - Vincent Ardley – Calgary, Alberta
Silvio Bencina – Burlington, Ontario
Torrey Culligan – Portland, Oregon
Ben Gerson – Vancouver, British Columbia
Ryan Greene – Madison, Wisconsin
Seug Joo Kang (Alex) – Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
Ron Mulligan – Grand Prairie, Alberta
Louie Modling – Catsprings, Texas
Zachary Murdoch – Greenville, Rhode Island
Don Nickerson – Port Hardy, British Columbia
Keith Point Chillawack, British Columbia
David Rogers – Sutton, Ontario
Tyler Salle – Barriere, British Columbia
Myron Teneycke – Shirley, British Columbia
Nick Waldner – Mudge Island British Columbia

Our enthusiastic core group was joined by Ben, Keith, Nick and Louie.

In keeping with the last course (Post and Beam) this group raised their structure a day early. The Guys worked hard and finished with a beautiful structure. Good work all.

Leaving us are Torrey, Ben, Ron, Keith, Tyler, Myron, Nick and Louie. Good luck with everything guys. We’ll miss you.

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