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Mark

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1053 days ago

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Okay todays question is towards my main goal in life. I absolutely LOVE timber framing and am desparate to get into the trade. I am a carpenter of Local 494 and it doesn’t get anymore miserable when you never even touch wood in industrial construction. My dream is to put my talents into gear by carving, joining, and erecting timber frame homes. I have no resources to lean to and I was curious to ask if anybody possibly may be or even know a timber framer (preferably in canada) who may be able to give me some info? Thx :)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust


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GaryL

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#1 posted 1053 days ago

Try posting on the HomeRefurbers site.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1053 days ago

No, but I saw a pickup pulling a tool trailer on I-5 about 6 months ago. The sign said something about a timber framing company from Montana. There is at least one out there some where.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#3 posted 1053 days ago

heres the best i could come up with mark
there are some classes near you maybe

http://www.google.com/search?q=timber%20framing%20classes%20ontario%20canada&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1053 days ago

Here’s a guy that used to be a timber framer. He does other work now but he’s very skilled and has taught me a number of things. (For example he taught me how to carve the canoe paddle and spoons on my projects page.)

His blog is http://www.jarrodstonedahl.blogspot.com/

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Les

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#5 posted 1052 days ago

Check these guys out.

http://sandcreekpostandbeam.com/

They might be able to point you in the right direction.

Les

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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#6 posted 1052 days ago

Clark Bremer at Northern Lights Timber Framing in Minneapolis offers courses both at his location and around the country. One location being the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN.

Anther resource might be the Timber Framers Guild

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ClayandNancy

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#7 posted 1052 days ago

We built our timberframe home 5 years ago. The company was Riverbend Timberframes out of Blissfield, Michigan. We live east of Cleveland and they had us visit their shop to watch them cut the timbers. Most of the joints were done with a CNC router, but the real intricate joints were done by hand. I don’t know how far that is for you, but you might check them out.

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#8 posted 1052 days ago

Here’s a few websites to go with Topa’s suggestion/observation.

http://www.bearcreektimber.com/
http://www.centennialtimberframes.com/
http://www.precisioncraft.com/Regions/Montana.html

Contact one or all, you never know who might help.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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Mark

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#9 posted 1052 days ago

Sweet!@ I didn’t think I’d get this many responses. Will give it all a shot. Thx everyone :)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

darinS, I am sure you found him. Bear Creek, I remember it now. The timber framing caught my attention and since we have a Bear Creek here locally, near Redmond, I looked to see if he was from there and the sign said Montana.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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