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2013 Timber Frame Gathering
2013 Timber Framers Guild North-Central Regional Meeting
March 1-3, 2013 | Open to All

Timbers to tenons, posts to purlins, pegs to pizza (wood-fired, that is)!
Plans for the 2013 North-Central Regional Timber Frame Meeting are
coming together. We hope you can join us. The 2013 TF Gathering will be filled
to overflowing with all things timber framing – mini-workshops,
storytelling, pre-gathering course offerings and abundant woodchips.



Event Highlights
Download Full Event Program Here
- A Friday-evening Open House and arctic film screening (popcorn and
    woodstove provided! BYOB)
- Mini-Presentation Series running single track Saturday all-day and
    continuing Sunday morning
- Hearty Saturday lunch in the woodshop, Saturday evening wood-fired
    pizza feed served build-your-own style (with beer!), and Sunday morning
    breakfast all included
- Timbered Project Slideshow around the woodstove Saturday night, bring
    ten digital slides of your latest and greatest efforts to share with the crowd
- Four pre-Gathering courses on the schedule (see below - enrollment required)
Sunday morning brunch at Lutsen Resort, a historic timbered lodge built by Edwin
   Lundie. A speaker will share stories of the building and history of this unique
   North Shore landmark.
- Nearby options for extra credit “Get Outs”
   Ice fish the Gunflint Trail, groomed or backcountry skiing on your
    cross-county boards, or go vertical at Lutsen Mountains

About the Gathering
North House Folk School is honored and excited to host the 2013 North-Central Regional Meeting in collaboration with the Timber Framers Guild. Our campus’ five timbered classroom buildings include two historic warehouses built in the 1930’s by the CCC. Over 100 timber frames have been built at North House as part of our timber framing curriculum since the school’s inception in 1997.

The Gathering is open to anyone with an interest in timber framing. Registration details will be in place by December 15th. A modest registration fee ($45 early bird, $55 regular) will cover participation in all Friday-Sunday activities (including lunch, dinner & breakfast). Separate registration is required for the pre-Gathering courses and the optional Sunday Get Outs.

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Pre-Gathering Course Offerings
Timber frame courses prior to the Gathering will range in length from one to five days.. To review all of the currently scheduled North House courses in Calendar Format visit the March 2013 course calendar.

To get details on the pre-Gathering learning opportunities:
Grindbygg - Norwegian 'Trestle Frame' Timber Framing - 5 days
- Letters, Numbers & More: Incise Carving - 2 days
- Introduction to Timber Frame Engineering: Design it, Make it & Break it - 2 days
Architectural Hand Drawing - 1 day


Resources to Download:

Event Program (PDF)

- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info




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