We had the pleasure of working together with Charpentiers Sans Frontieres (Carpenters Without Borders) and Mortise and Tenon Magazine to help organize and execute a nine-day, hand-tool only project to create a timber frame for a blacksmith shop and teaching space. Thirty five carpenters from six countries converged at the… More
I've had the pleasure of leading workshops in several different capacities, including co-leading a Timber Framers Guild community build project, helping to lead an international project to construct Estonia's first wooden covered bridge, and teaching a "forest-to-frame" course where we started in the woods selecting trees and finished by raising a frame.
I enjoy leading timber frame workshops, and am happy to take inquiries about further teaching opportunities.
In the spring of 2015, I collaborated with David Brynn of Vermont Family Forests and the Hogback Community College to co-teach a workshop called Forest to Frame. Participants in this workshop, held over the course of three Saturdays, were introduced to the entire process of timber framing: a foundation of… More
In the spring of 2014 I taught a one-week timber framing course to Estonian carpenters, which was hosted at the workshop of Vanaajama, an Estonian non-profit dedicated to traditional building techniques and historic preservation. We laid out, cut and raised a small pavilion for a local residential school.
In August of 2012 I was invited to north-east Estonia to help lead the construction of the first wooden covered bridge in the country. Over the course of four weeks, an international crew of volunteers fabricated and erected the bridge, clear-spanning 28 meters (92 feet). The bridge replaces an older… More
In June 2012 I did a stint in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont as a lead instructor for the Timber Framers Guild of North America. With two others, I led a crew of 20+ volunteers from all around the country as we hewed, cut, and raised a gallows-frame English barn in… More