Day four turned out to be a warm day after another night in the 30s. After a hot breakfast prepared by our hosts, who arose at 3:30 a.m.
Days 2 and 3 featured more hard work by our dedicated crew on this fast-moving project.
Above, Don Hildebrand works on main post members.
The next morning broke on a glorious day, though the sun had to get high before its warmth was sufficient to overcome the chill of the night before.
Note: The circumstances for this workshop are unusual for us. Typically, we celebrate the community that brings us in to help them build their community by building a timber frame.
A MESSAGE FROM WORKSHOP MANAGER DALE EMDE
Friends and colleagues,
Beautiful shot of the Sunrise Mill from across Swamp Creek. Unfortunately, the weather was not going to cooperate with our plan to begin the raising.
Day five began as a cool morning with a mist settled over the hills and our worksite. The setting, Pennypacker Mill, is surrounded by beautiful rolling Pennsylvania hills.
Day four started out like the beautiful fall day it should be. After a cool day and very cool night, everyone was refreshed and ready to go.
Monday, September 30, was a warm, sunny day - much like a summer day - and we conducted as much of the workshop as we could under the cover of tents. Still, a large cohort of volunteers worked out in the sun.
Day one, participants assembling on Saturday morning for the orientation meeting out in front of the main lodge at Camp Hope in Schwenksville, PA.
Check out this great Su Casa article featuring TFG Board Member, Steve Thomas.
Day Two: More of the Same
After a hearty breakfast prepared by Tom (Hartzell) and Emily, the second day of the workshop got underway.
On the first "official" day of the Lake Roesiger Community Building Project in Snohomish County, Washington, Workshop Manager Lon Tyler addressed the volunteers after breakfast.
As we continue to process yesterday's devastating loss of a global landmark we reflect on the voices of the Timber Framers Guild community who surely feel this loss in a way unique from those without a passion for this craft we all love. Please send your reflections to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Isabelle Harwood, Timber Frames of Australia
The weekend started early on Saturday morning with a nice brew of coffee, tea and some yummy food surrounded by some beautiful scenery and a rather cold spring morning.
Over the years the TFEC has accumulated an impressive and helpful library of standards, technical bulletins, research papers, and articles that are available online for study and reference.