ROUND POLE FRAMING & Connecting Techniques at Strawbale Studio
There are many special things about round pole framing, especially a sense of “connection” to the entire process ~ from felling the tree, de-barking, planning and making notches, carving pins and assembling the framing. Because of the irregularity of each piece of wood, there is also a need for “understanding” the properties of the wood, and how to have these irregular pieces come together, “flat to flat”, with strong, structural joints. Quite a process. I love it. I can also see why folks went to flattening the whole timber ( timber framing) and invented “dimensional lumber” that is machine milled to a specific size, like 2×4″. Enjoy the slide show and the many resources below the slideshow to connect you with this process. The basics are taught during internships and also offered to the public 1-2 day-long classes. Check our Calendar, apply for an internship, or contact Deanne if you would like to attend a session.
Timber framing Resources
Tara and Tyler hosted a Round Pole Framing workshop at there Vermont property
Past Round Pole Framing Classes at Strawbale Studio
Blog on Round Pole Workshop by Kirsten Pope.
July Intensive – ID cabin
Lashing . How to tie poles together with rope, cording or rawhide!
Girlscouts. Sketch, description, video. Also pics of projects like “outdoor kitchen”.
NATURAL BUILDING MATERIALS AND RESOURCE LINKS
Reflections from a past student: Well, I know what craft projects I want work on next.
In order: finish up my friend’s Rune bag, make a simple wooden hammer, make a stitching pony, and then making a shave horse.
I fell in love with shaving horses when I used one with Deanne Bednar’s roundwood timber framing weekend workshop, and it is beyond time I made one. Likewise, we learned how to make simple wooden mallets from a single decent sized tree at that workshop. Sarahstill has hers. I’ve seen the stitching pony on a lot of professional leatherworker videos and rather than shuck out money I want to see if I can level up my woodworking skill and make my own. The best part about most of these is they use very little in the way of material and go a long way to making better wood and leather products. TS