Timber Frame Workshop: Day 2

The weather heated up for day two of the workshop, but the team powered through the sun and sweat and made great progress.

One highlight was seeing the scarf joint (used to connect two "sticks" end to end) come together:

Paula cleaning up one half of the scarf joint

Paula cleaning up one half of the scarf joint

Greg uses a chisel to even out the other half of the scarf joint

Greg uses a chisel to even out the other half of the scarf joint

Bob makes a plan for fitting the scarf joint together

Bob makes a plan for fitting the scarf joint together

It took a group effort to move these heavy "sticks" into place

It took a group effort to move these heavy "sticks" into place

Almost there...

Almost there...

Success!

Success!

The day also included lots and lots of chiseling:

Dan hard at work

Dan hard at work

Katie cleaning out a mortise

Katie cleaning out a mortise

Kerri and Paula get into their chiseling groove 

Kerri and Paula get into their chiseling groove 

As well as some fun power tool action:

Katie rocks the mortise saw

Katie rocks the mortise saw

And plenty of measuring and discussion:

Al works on an organic brace piece

Al works on an organic brace piece

Bruce and Bill discuss design

Bruce and Bill discuss design

By the end of the day, we were able to see the joinery starting to come together, and the crew had more than earned their evening beer :)